‘Deja Vu, Review’ artwork by Kendal Murray

Made by Murray, Kendal in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2011.

‘Déjà vu, Review’ is a miniature surreal world atop an antique purse created by Sydney artist and academic Kendal Murray in 2011. This sculptural mixed media offers a playful look at the domestic world and holiday culture.

As we view this strange tableau presented by ‘Deja Vu, Review’ we are the voyeurs and participants, as is the man watching the woman vacuum from afar. This artwork invites the viewer to call upon personal memories of holidays and housework. The miniature world draws us closer...

Summary

Object No.

2012/69/1

Physical Description

The 'Deja Vu, Review' artwork conists of a coin purse, with a silver hinged opening and clasp, lined on the interor with a grey silk. The exterior is adorned with with fake green grass, small shrubs and trees. It features a miniature caravan with a woman vacuuming the autumn leaves off the roof. Below the caravan is a miniature man, standing on a pebble, possibly watching the woman or the blue birds in the trees, through a set of binoculars. Inside the purse is a large white pebble.

Marks

Engraving on inside of silver clasp, 'Kendal Murray 2011'

Tag on purse interior, 'GLOMESH', 'MADE IN NSW / AUSTRALIA'

Dimensions

Height

120 mm

Width

120 mm

Depth

110 mm

Production

Notes

This artwork was designed and made by Kendal Murray in Sydney, 2011.

Made

Murray, Kendal 2011

History

Notes

Works in this style have been displayed at Arthouse Gallery in Kendal Murray's 'Stage Whispers', March, 2001 and in a group show 'The New Arcadia', Lismore Regional Gallery, 2011.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2012

Acquisition Date

15 June 2012

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Deja Vu, Review' artwork by Kendal Murray 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 18 February 2018, <https://ma.as/430134>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Store 3 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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