Exhibition: Modern Sublime
Little Gallery Exhibition: Modern Sublime
Traditionally, the ‘sublime’ has referred to feelings of awe inspired by nature. However, in the 20th century, the notion of the industrial sublime emerged – the feeling of awe induced by machines, technology and progress. Modern Sublime explores this idea, with focus on the Edgell factory. Devonport was once the largest processor of peas in Tasmania, this playing a vital role in the economy of North West Tasmania. This exhibition traces the journey of the humble pea from harvest, to factory and store, through images which celebrate technology, machinery and production.
DID YOU WORK AT EDGELL IN NORTH WEST TASMANIA?
You can share your memories with us in a comment when you visit the gallery, or go to the gallery’s Facebook page and comment on the images, which will be posted regularly during the exhibition period. Your comments will be added to a PowerPoint presentation which is playing in in the gallery.*
Image Credit: Bert & Albert Robinson, Gordon Edgell and Sons Pty Ltd, 1961, The Robinson Collection, R13350. These images are used with the permission of Simplot Australia.
Curated by: Erin Wilson