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This project imagines and examines personal, community and art historical forms and how they intersect with geographic borders, global migration and trade to create hybrid Modernities. The legacy and invention of modernist artist Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, a Bauhaus trained artist interned in London during World War II and brought to Australia in 1940 is central to this project.

His archive opens out like a prism of his world and post-war Australian social and art history. The resonance of this material in a post-colonial Australian context has lead to these experiments and installation.

Briony Galligan
Not like flying
2013

Briony Galligan
The Colour Band
2013

performance with Madeleine Thornton-Smith and Tim Buckovic, digital video still 3:43

Briony Galligan

Colour Band instruments at the Percy Grainger Museum, the University of Melbourne, including the colour chord 21 stringed flat sound box, c. 1950 and pedal operating conducting device which dictated chords by colour (bottom)

Briony Galligan
Briony Galligan and Rafaella McDonald, Painting Bells Studio Play
2013

digital video 3:43 (bottom)

Briony Galligan
CAMP CHAIR
2013

installation exterior MUMA Forecourt, dimensions variable

Briony Galligan
Camping without the structure
2013

installation camping chair frames at Sills Bend, Heidelberg, Victoria

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