SEASON 2

3 August - 22 December 2018

Season 2 launches with an eclectic display featuring objects on the themes of memory and dementia, the Queensland Farming Industry to a selection of 1970s music for plants. Curiosities from the permanent collection are also on show, featuring a human hair broom, Victorian memorial items and a life-saving birthing kit. Practicing storytelling and examining our world through objects, AIRSEUM Season 2 examines the ingenuity of invention and investigates some of the unusual and unexpected stories of contemporary life. 

   Tree Change Dolls   are the creation of Tasmanian artist Sonia Singh. The dolls have been rescued and rehabilitated from op-shops and tip shops around Tasmania. These upcycled Bratz dolls have had a lifestyle change, swapping their high-maintenance high-fashion habits for down-to-earth style. Each doll has their own unique individuality, as Sonia hand repaints the doll faces, moulds new feet or shoes and creates custom, hand-made outfits. After posting before and after shots of the dolls on Tumblr,  Tree Change Dolls  went viral and they have found new homes all over the world.  Photo: Catherine Polcz

Tree Change Dolls are the creation of Tasmanian artist Sonia Singh. The dolls have been rescued and rehabilitated from op-shops and tip shops around Tasmania. These upcycled Bratz dolls have had a lifestyle change, swapping their high-maintenance high-fashion habits for down-to-earth style. Each doll has their own unique individuality, as Sonia hand repaints the doll faces, moulds new feet or shoes and creates custom, hand-made outfits. After posting before and after shots of the dolls on Tumblr, Tree Change Dolls went viral and they have found new homes all over the world.

Photo: Catherine Polcz

  Souvenirs Past - Great Barrier Reef: Each year over 2 million tourists visit the Great Barrier Reef. Tourism to the reef grew rapidly after the Great Barrier Reef was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations and as transport to formerly inaccessible regions improved. Today, tourism is the main industry in the Great Barrier Reef precinct of Far North Queensland. Souvenirs are an integral part of the travel experience for many. Mass-produced themed spoons, fridge magnets, mugs, ashtrays and more can noe be purchased from most attractions, historical sites and cities. As warming water temperatures and coral bleaching continue to threaten the reef, visitors travel to the reef with a sense of urgency. A 2016 review revealed that 69% of tourists to the reef wanted to see the reef before it is one.Photo: Ellen Dahl

Souvenirs Past - Great Barrier Reef:Each year over 2 million tourists visit the Great Barrier Reef. Tourism to the reef grew rapidly after the Great Barrier Reef was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations and as transport to formerly inaccessible regions improved. Today, tourism is the main industry in the Great Barrier Reef precinct of Far North Queensland. Souvenirs are an integral part of the travel experience for many. Mass-produced themed spoons, fridge magnets, mugs, ashtrays and more can noe be purchased from most attractions, historical sites and cities. As warming water temperatures and coral bleaching continue to threaten the reef, visitors travel to the reef with a sense of urgency. A 2016 review revealed that 69% of tourists to the reef wanted to see the reef before it is one.Photo: Ellen Dahl

 Objects for reminscence therapy displayed longside the collection of  Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe . Photo: Ellen Dahl

Objects for reminscence therapy displayed longside the collection of Alicia’s Klassic Kool Shoppe. Photo: Ellen Dahl