Introduced Species

Sculpture & Objects


Highly commended

5 sterling silver hand fabricated spoons, 1 found silver spoon, found wooden canteen, 36cm x 50cm x 8cm

Introduced Species is inspired by the silver cutlery canteens brought to Van Diemen’s Land by early colonialists. Both people and their familiar garden plants sought to recreate the feel of ’home’. The legacy of cultural and botanic imperialism sees exquisite and minuscule native orchids overlooked for showy English roses.

by Sophie Carnell