'Phyllis Audrey Tonkin and her Gnomes', Andrew Nicholls, 2001
       
     
'Collectors Items' (partial view), 2001
       
     
'Collectors Items' (partial view), 2001
       
     
Paper clip column by Dawn Gamblen, 2001
       
     
Paperclip column by Dawn Gamblen, 2001
       
     
Celebrity conveyor belt by Minaxi May, 2002
       
     
Celebrity conveyor belt (detail), Minaxi May, 2001
       
     
'Faye Pereira with her Crinoline Lady china', 2001
       
     
Pencil Sharpeners, 2001
       
     
Liquor shop carpark caps, Ruth Parker, 2001
       
     
Pam Aitken's art collection, 2001
       
     
'Faye Pereira and Beverly Nicholls with their Blue and White China', 2001
       
     
Children's books reading room by Fanny Jacobson, 2001
       
     
Children's books by Fanny Jacobson, 2001
       
     
'Faye Pereira and Beverly Nicholls with their Dolls', 2001
       
     
Vintage clock collection by Indra Geidans, 2001
       
     
Plastic animal collection, Susan Flavell, 2001
       
     
Low-rider bikes, 2001
       
     
'Phyllis Audrey Tonkin and her Gnomes', Andrew Nicholls, 2001
       
     
'Phyllis Audrey Tonkin and her Gnomes', Andrew Nicholls, 2001

Collectors Items was co-curated with Pam Aitken for Artsource in 2001. The exhibition focused on collecting as an art form - artists whose practices involve collecting, artists who collect other artists' work, and non-artists whose dedication to their collection reflected an artistic flair. It included actual and documented collections by over 40 participants.

Phyllis Audrey Tonkin and her Gnomes, photograph by Andrew Nicholls, 2001 

'Collectors Items' (partial view), 2001
       
     
'Collectors Items' (partial view), 2001

Partial view of installation at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, 2001. Viewable (l to r) are op-shop art by Louis Moncrief, glasses by Vanessa Mazza, Tupperware by Rebecca Dagnall, Suitcases by Nien Schwartz, photographs of collectors by the curator and shopping bags by Paola Anselmi, photograph by the curator.

'Collectors Items' (partial view), 2001
       
     
'Collectors Items' (partial view), 2001

Partial view of installation at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, 2001. Viewable are suitcases by Nien Schwartz, photographs of collectors by the curator and shopping bags by Paola Anselmi, photograph by the curator.

Paper clip column by Dawn Gamblen, 2001
       
     
Paper clip column by Dawn Gamblen, 2001

Over 10,000 paper clips arranged into a column by Dawn Gamblen, 2001, photograph by the curator.

Paperclip column by Dawn Gamblen, 2001
       
     
Paperclip column by Dawn Gamblen, 2001

Over 10,000 paperclips arranged into a column by Dawn Gamblen, 2001. Photograph by the curator.

Celebrity conveyor belt by Minaxi May, 2002
       
     
Celebrity conveyor belt by Minaxi May, 2002

Conveyor belt of magazine celebrities with sound track, by Minaxi May (with Philip Gamblen), 2001, photograph by the curator.

Celebrity conveyor belt (detail), Minaxi May, 2001
       
     
Celebrity conveyor belt (detail), Minaxi May, 2001

Detail of celebrity conveyor belt, Minaxi May (with Philip Gamblen), 2001

'Faye Pereira with her Crinoline Lady china', 2001
       
     
'Faye Pereira with her Crinoline Lady china', 2001

Faye Pereira with her Crinoline Lady china, photograph by Andrew Nicholls, 2001.

Pencil Sharpeners, 2001
       
     
Pencil Sharpeners, 2001

An impressive pencil sharpener collection by two exhibitors whose names I can't recall. The couple in question had this display cabinet custom-made to house their collection, and ripped it out of their lounge room wall for the month-long exhibition.

Please contact me if you know the identity of these two collectors.

 

Liquor shop carpark caps, Ruth Parker, 2001
       
     
Liquor shop carpark caps, Ruth Parker, 2001

Hanging constructed from thousands of flattened and rusted bottle caps, collected from liquor shop carparks by Ruth Parker, 2001, photograph by the curator.

Pam Aitken's art collection, 2001
       
     
Pam Aitken's art collection, 2001

Curator and artist Pam Aitken's art collection, 2001, photograph by the co-curator.

'Faye Pereira and Beverly Nicholls with their Blue and White China', 2001
       
     
'Faye Pereira and Beverly Nicholls with their Blue and White China', 2001

Faye Pereira and Beverly Nicholls with their Blue and White China, photograph by Andrew Nicholls, 2001.

Children's books reading room by Fanny Jacobson, 2001
       
     
Children's books reading room by Fanny Jacobson, 2001

Reading room by Fanny Jacobson, 2001, photograph by the curator.

Children's books by Fanny Jacobson, 2001
       
     
Children's books by Fanny Jacobson, 2001

Children's books by Fanny Jacobson, 2001, photograph by the curator. 

'Faye Pereira and Beverly Nicholls with their Dolls', 2001
       
     
'Faye Pereira and Beverly Nicholls with their Dolls', 2001

Faye Pereira and Beverly Nicholls with their Dolls, photograph by Andrew Nicholls, 2001

Vintage clock collection by Indra Geidans, 2001
       
     
Vintage clock collection by Indra Geidans, 2001

Vintage clock collection by Indra Geidans, 2001, photograph by the curator.

Plastic animal collection, Susan Flavell, 2001
       
     
Plastic animal collection, Susan Flavell, 2001

Plastic animal collection, Susan Flavell, 2001, photograph by the curator.

Low-rider bikes, 2001
       
     
Low-rider bikes, 2001

A group of friends (names unknown) who collect low-rider bikes. A highlight of the opening night was the group riding in formation around the main exhibition space.

Please contact me if you know the identities of these collectors.