‘MARKED’ is an exhibition featuring highlights from the publication ‘Marker: 10 Years of the Town Hall Gallery Collection’. Recognising a moment in time for the City of Boroondara’s foremost repository of contemporary art, ‘Marker’ contemplated what artworks and cultural materials had come before and what might come after.
Celebrating 10 years since the publication and 20 years of the Town Hall Gallery, ‘MARKED’ presents seminal works from the publication. Featuring some of the most prestigious and influential pieces in the Town Hall Gallery Collection, this exhibition illustrates the storytelling potential of public collections.
‘MARKED’ captures the notion that an art collection is an ever-evolving narrative of society, capturing ideas and moments in time.
‘An art collection is not just a room of old works in big gilded frames. It is an ever evolving narrative of society, capturing ideas and moments in time. Our collection reminds our viewers of where we have come from and inspired us for what is ahead. It is a compilation of numerous markers of time. The Town Hall Gallery Collection is not only a collection that is based in the visual arts world but is primarily for the people of the City of Boroondara. It is in many ways, their collection.’
Mardi Nowak, Excerpt from ‘Marker’ (2013)
Image credit: Selina Ou, ‘The Postman’, 2003, c type photograph, 100 x 100 cm, Town Hall Gallery Collection.