Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A steel briefcase sits upon a metal table. Wax sits in the case's bottom portion, covered with glass, and the top shows text. Above is another work from the series, Physiological Adaptation to Cold, comprised of a steel case with a hinged door on each side; the interior is completely blue and the right door contains a circular temperature gauge. The center of the case features a small figurine of an Aboriginal individual holding a spear and shield behind glass with text on it.

Title: Earwax Consistency (from Medical Series)

Artist/Maker: Julie Gough

Date: 1994

Source: Julie Gough, series held by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Copyright/Permissions: Image courtesy of the artist

Location(s): Tasmania, Australia


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