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‘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.