A well-known Australian traveller, diarist and artist, C.C. O’Hanlon has never had a sense of place, of belonging, anywhere. Over the past 50 years, he has created wayward, temporary contexts for his life in scores of houses, apartments, hotel rooms and even boats all over the world, populating each with eclectic collections of art, books, and artefacts that, as he puts it, “attach themselves to me, like barnacles and algae to the hull of a ship, as I wander”.
This exhibition is, in part, an intriguing narrative of O’Hanlon’s peripatetic inclinations as well as his random curiosities and acquaintances. It is also a coda to his unusual life, although the offering of these works for sale might suggest that his inclinations haven’t waned and he is hoping just to travel lighter in the future.
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