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An enigmatic colonial sculpture

  • 20 Mar 2024
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Royal Society Room, TMAG, then Maritime Museum
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An enigmatic colonial sculpture

Recently the Maritime Museum of Tasmania was donated a free-standing sandstone sculpture of a well-dressed colonial gentleman. Standing 1.3 metres tall, the painted and highly detailed full-length sculpture has been plumbed internally and depicts the gentleman urinating. 

The sculpture is unlike anything known in Australian colonial history and provokes a number of questions including, who is the subject? who was the artist? and who would commission such a work?

Chris Tassell, president of the Maritime Museum, will talk about what we now know of the sculpture and possible answers to these questions. 

The talk will be held in the Royal Society Room at TMAG (entry via the admin door in Davey Street) and after it concludes we will cross the street to view the sculpture at the Maritime Museum.

Friends TMAG members and non-members $10 (covers entry fee for Maritime Museum), Maritime Museum members FREE

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