Collection Online

Mephitis
1995
from the Mephitis series 1995

Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Measurements
46.2 × 31.9 cm (image) 50.4 × 40.9 cm (sheet)
Inscription
inscribed in pencil (vertically) on reverse c.r.: Ronnie van Hout 1995 / selenium toned photograph / 'Mephitis' series
Accession Number
1996.823
Department
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1996
© Ronnie Van Hout
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Bowness Family Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
(Man) The works are from Van Hout's 1995 series Mephitis. It comprises images made by photographing still life constructed from small scale models. The photographs from the series Mephitis show models of figures in tiny domestic interiors. Like his earlier series, van Hout refers to images drawn from television, in this instance, animated children's television dramas such as The Thunderbirds.