Cabinets of Curiosities, also called Wunderkammer or wonder rooms, originated in the mid 16th century as collections of mysterious items of significance; oddities, relics, antiquities, archaeological or geological finds, anything that fascinated and inspired scientific or artistic exploration. They reflected the interests and thought processes of the people who collected and put objects on display. Cabinets of Curiosities were the precursors to modern museums; private collections became public as scientific study evolved, and people could discover wondrous objects they had never before seen.
This group exhibition aims to bring together a collection of objects that the artists find fascinating. These images have been produced using different analogue photographic processes, some dating back to the 1840s. The hands on approach to image making allows these artists to create objects that are imbued with their spirit and emotion, and put on display for the curious to discover.
Show Us Your Curiosities!
A Call for Submissions.
We are gathering entries for our seventh annual photography exhibition.
• Images in this exhibition must be analogue based, including historic or alternative processes, instant film, silver gelatin prints, or traditional colour prints. Images printed digitally must originate from film.
• All entries must be framed and ready to hang in order to be included in the exhibition. Maximum size 11×14 with frame.
• There is an entry fee of $15.00 + GST for submission of one to two photos. Not all images will be included, but each person will have at least one image exhibited.
• Submissions can be dropped off or mailed in to Beau Photo Supplies. See the submission form on this page for more information.
Please read the theme description and consider what it is that makes you curious. Prizes will be awarded for audience favourites at the opening event.
All submissions must be received by Beau Photo by 5pm Friday March 20th, 2020.
Join Us For The Opening of
Cabinet of Curiosities.
6-8pm Wednesday April 15th, 2020
Science World – Aurizon Atrium
See the collection of images and meet some interesting people. Some of the artists will be present to talk to you about their curiosities and the processes they used to produce their images. Try creating your own curious images at the photo booth, or have a photo made on 8×10 Polaroid instant film. No admission fees for opening night; access is to the exhibition only.
For some more information on the history of Cabinets of Curiosities, have a look at these links…