The Australian home of photography
Share

Explore Our Collection

Kathy MACKEY

‘Reliquary 1’ by Kathy Mackey shows the bust of a girl who holds a highly decorated mirror against her skin. The work is part of a series of images of young women that juxtapose the potential vulnerability and liminal nature of human skin with metallic objects and reflective surfaces. Like other works in the series, Mackey has composed this image in a way that references medieval reliquary busts. The images in this series reflect Mackey’s long-term interests in travel and pilgrimage as well as memory and material processes of memorialisation.

(2020)

Reliquary 1 2006
pigment ink-jet print on cotton paper
75.0 x 45.0 cm
Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection
donated by the artist 2011
MGA 2012.002
courtesy of the artist and Lorraine Pilgram Gallery (Southport)

CLICK IMAGE FOR LARGER VIEW

Key words
Directorial   Portraiture  

You might also like

  • About our collection

Make a selection

Artists A-Z

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

  • Philip QUIRK

R

S

T

U

V

W

Y

  • Lisa YOUNG

Z