Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) presents a new installation in MAMA's hidden Wonder Cupboards with artist Freya Jobbins and her constructed doll sculptures.
Freya’s work explores ideas of identity, reoccurring motifs and the concealment of one’s thoughts and feelings. The artist dissects familiar objects and then assembles them to create something entirely new, using a doll’s shoe as an eye-brow or a doll’s leg as a strand of hair, “positioning familiar objects in an unfamiliar context."
In the exhibition, Arti-facts, Freya has created works specifically for the Wonder Cupboards. These works are all assemblages created from second-hand toys, all unwanted, discarded, abandoned and then replaced. Freya gives new life to these preloved and abandoned plastic dolls reimagining them into thought-provoking sculptures.
All toys used in Freya's assemblages are secondhand, all of these toys were unwanted, discarded, abandoned and replaced. They have now been elevated into artworks.