The Museum of Holes (Detail), Andrew Curtis & Castlemaine Art Gallery,  2014. Image courtesy of the artist. Edwin Stocqueler
Castlemaine as seen from Ten Foot Hill (detail) 1858
Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum Collection
The Museum of Holes (Detail), Andrew Curtis & Castlemaine Art Gallery, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist. Edwin Stocqueler Castlemaine as seen from Ten Foot Hill (detail) 1858 Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum Collection

Patrick Pound

Conjuring up a surprising range of meanings, from the cave to the grave, wishing wells and open-cut mines, portals and punctures, burrows and beehives, Patrick Pound’s The Museum of Holes is an amusing installation. Like a crossword puzzle of things, it emphasises the idea of a hole, rather than the hole, itself.

Created from the artist’s own encyclopedic collection, along with artworks and objects from the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, The Museum of Holes is a cabinet of curiosities and a thinking machine that temporarily recasts everything through a single poetic idea.

‘I want to upset the false need for things to be fixed in their meaning.
I want them to behave more like words; 
to give them more flexibility
and put them back to work. The collection becomes a
thinking machine,
a memory machine
and a picture puzzle.’

Patrick Pound 2014

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