Contemplation:
animal – vegetable – mineral

You are invited to ponder on the origins, similarities and contrasts of the objects on display, all from the Gallery's permanent collection.

Unknown Artist, Ingcayi, animal skin & mixed media (Collection: Tatham Art Gallery)

Unknown Artist, Ingcayi, animal skin & mixed media (Collection: Tatham Art Gallery)

The origins of any collection of objects on our planet can be traced back to three basic kinds of materials: animal, vegetable and mineral. This display also invites other comparisons, such as cultural origins and cross-cultural references. A further aspect to explore would be the intention of the maker, whether it is functional, decorative or symbolic.

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