Primordial: SuperNaturalBayiMinyjirral

Detail from Bayi Minyjirral 2013 Mixed media on paper, nine panels, overall 300.0 x 360.0 cm Private collection © Danie Mellor
Until November 23, 2014

Exhibition, opening today, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK, 1 August – 23 November.
Acclaimed contemporary Australian artist Danie Mellor devises an intriguing exhibition that navigates between his own highly evocative works on paper developed from selected objects in the World Cultures Collection of National Museums Scotland, and his own indigenous and European heritage. The historical and colonial obsessions present in Mellor's work respond to an array of wonders from the worlds of science, technology, and nature, suggesting ways of appreciating the complex intertwined narratives of Scotland and Australia.