Sculptures by GML’s Martin Rowney

An exhibition featuring the award-winning sculptures by Martin Rowney, (GML Senior Associate and Archaeologist) was held at the Australian Centre on China in the World building, ANU, Acton, in January 2018.

The incredible Honours sculptures—that reference medical, biological and digital networks—received three awards for emerging artists in 2016. They were created from gauges and light switches that were salvaged from the renovation of the John Curtin School of Medical Research (JCSMR) at the Australian National University (ANU) in 2014.

The exhibition was called Silent Witness ‘reflecting upon the dichotomy between the significant nature of the research undertaken at the John Curtin School, and the relatively ordinary nature of everyday objects that were silent witnesses to these important events’.

The exhibition was developed by ANU Heritage and recently reviewed by the Canberra Times.

Some of the sculptures were exhibited at the Belconnen Community Services Gallery earlier in 2017.

The sculptures were referenced in the Sydney Morning Herald which lauded the diversity of the work generated by the ANU School of Arts in 2016. It highlighted the unique engagement of the artworks with other schools on the campus.

Congratulations to Martin on his success! You can see more of Martin’s work here.

*This article was originally published on 22 December 2016 and has been updated for currency.