Darven Exotic Fruit, South Johnstone, Far North Queensland.
Darven Exotic Fruit was included in the exhibition, Market Place (2017), a project commissioned by The Museum of Brisbane that drew upon a subset of the Cartonography collection. The project’s central work is a diorama made using artwork cutouts from this selection of cartons, which are arranged in the space according to their farm’s location. Like many fruit cartons the diorama is pun-like; it is a Characterisation of a rural landscape, an Australia imagined with only the artwork of fruit cartons as reference. A third component of the installation — an interactive image of each element of the diorama — serves as a catalogue linking the project’s source materials with their packaging. The above video was originally part of this interactive image.