Melbourne - Australia
16 November – 3 December 2016
The development and realisation of this work was supported by the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts’ Studio Program.
Download the All The Gardens I Could Find catalogue essay by Philip Goldswain.
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For All The Gardens I Could Find, Melanie Jayne Taylor exhibits the processes involved in creating a comprehensive cataloguing system for the all the material in her personal photographic archive related to gardens.
Drawing on photographs that depict a wide range of historical and contemporary gardens worldwide, she explores the slippages between traditional classification systems and subjective, intuitive interpretations.
Guiding this process are the central questions ‘how do we manage the endless quantity of images?’ and ‘how does the archiving process create meaning from the disorder?’