The Enquiring Light
A survey show of photographic works by Angela Casey, 2012-19. April 18 - September 22 2019 at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Park, Launceston, Tasmania.
Visit the gallery for the full immersive experience of this large installation occupying a 22 x 10.5 metre gallery space.
"Cross over the threshold into a world created by artist Angela Casey, where museum objects emerge from their cases to tell tales of love, spiritualism, death and the paranormal.
Born and raised in Launceston, Casey was mesmerised by the displays at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, a fascination that never faded as an adult. She found the objects and dioramas irresistible and wanted to know more about what went on behind the scenes. Throughout an art practice that has spanned 25 years, Casey has shone her enquiring light upon the secret life of objects from private and public collections around Tasmania.
Emerging from a mysterious black space, the artist’s witty and careful still life compositions elevate these objects to take on new identities and meanings. Angela Casey reimagines some of Tasmania’s oldest and most valuable collections to remind us that our objects have more than one story to tell.
Artist Angela Casey would like to acknowledge Arts Tasmania, Launceston Church Grammar School, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority, Clarendon Estate and National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) for their support of this exhibition. Also, Les and Andrey Walkling for printing The Enquiring Light".
Curator of Visual Art and Design
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery