Fossil Outcrops

Fossil Outcrops

Ref: BOF1

Year: 1999

Medium: Paperclay
Support: Steel armatures
Height: 1850mm
Width (Variable): 70 - 190mm


From the exhibition: Beneath Our Feet

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

Collection of: Perc Tucker and the Artist

Photographed by: J. Mulcahy

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    Beneath our Feet

    This was a major exhibition  of work first held at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville and then shown at the Craft Queensland Gallery in Brisbane.

    The work in the exhibition was a response by Mulcahy to the degradation  and environmental  damage being caused to the north Queensland  landscape by large scale mining. Of particular concern was the mine operating close to the fragile  and unique Riversleigh Fossil Fields.

    The large scale, black fired, Gorge Sentinals (6 of) stand over 2 metres tall and  reference the towering and rugged walls of the Riversleigh Gorge. They provide a stark contrast to the delicate and fragile works in the Tread Softly Dominic series which are constructed from paper thin wafers of clay and fibre. 

    These thin wafers of clay feature impressed images of fossils from Riversleigh and imprints of Mulcahy's baby grandson's foot which  only become visible when the works are lit from behind.