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Nov
08

Opening: ‘territories’ by Jamieson Miller at Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne

Exhibition dates: 5th November – 23rd November 2008

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A small but lively crowd was in attendance for the opening of the exhibition ‘territories’ featuring six small and six large floor standing wooden sculptures by the artist Jamieson Miller at the new Dickerson Gallery in Oxford Street, Collingwood.

The work itself is of a fine craftsmanship showing exemplary design: different colored woods and stains, wonderful joinery, the use of grain and different geometric and fluid shapes are all balanced harmoniously within the objects. A refined aesthetic sensibility is at work in their construction. This sensibility flows through to the conceptual themes of the work: the artist has created sometimes totemic but always lyrical poetic spaces within the corporeality of the work. The viewer enters enclosed intimate spaces (such as the funnels) or steps forward into steeped carved openings that open the way to visions of an inner world. Outer space becomes enclosed inner space as the viewer is at first intrigued, then drawn in and surrounded by the flickering shadows of Plato’s cave.

The new gallery is certainly an attractive modern warehouse space with vaulted roof. Unfortunately the large sculptures, although multi-dimensional and carved in the round, have been pushed to the edges of the space close to the walls. This makes it difficult to appreciate the totality of the form of the sculptures especially important with a work like ‘Sight’ where the carved blackened wood shape on the ‘back’ of the sculpture is a vital counterpoint to the receding opening at the ‘front’ of the work. Make sure you also explore the reverse of the sculpture ‘Lineage II’ to also comprehend the intimate space of the medieval window like opening to the front.

I really enjoyed the work of Jamieson Miller and recommend a visit to the gallery to see his refined worlds. The work is on show with the paintings of Jason Cordero.

M Bunyan

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Dickerson Gallery
44 Oxford Street
Collingwood 3066
03 9416 0031

Opening hours: Tues – Sat, 11 – 6 pm

Dickerson Gallery website

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1 Response to “Opening: ‘territories’ by Jamieson Miller at Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne”


  1. 1 aziza warid
    June 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    woow ,wish u all the good luck and success in your life cause u really deserve it 4 all the nice work


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Dr Marcus Bunyan

Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes the Art Blart blog which reviews exhibitions in Melbourne, Australia and posts exhibitions from around the world. He has a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne and is currently studying a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne.

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