Patrick Pound (AU)

The museum of there, not there

Image: [Patrick Pound, The museum of there, not there] (detail), 2020. Courtesy the artist and STATION.

Image: Patrick Pound, The museum of there, not there (detail), 2020. Courtesy the artist and STATION.

Patrick Pound is interested in photographs of things you can’t really see.

For this exhibition, Pound responded to the specific peculiarity of presenting an exhibition that no one could attend. While the world was locked down (and locked out of the gallery), The museum of there, not there stood alone, unvisited but not unseen. The silent and empty gallery spaces were filled with a vast scatter-piece spread across the floor and walls.

This exhibition was part of PHOTO 2021’s expanded program and can now be viewed online on the venue’s website.


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Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March