The exhibition was a continuation of a project that Cruickshank has been engaged in from the 'Arcanum Museum’. Previously the work focused on photographs from colonial white Australia, and on which, through the use of computer technology, faces from other (excluded) peoples have been seamlessly insinuated into the frame: suggesting another potential history. This work reversed and expanded the substitutions, whereby Victorian and Edwardian photographs of black people – posed, designed and photographed by white people – were used as the base for the work.
Source: Solo Survey Exhibition Linkage Project, Tasmanian School of Art, UTAS
EAF annual report; AGNSW Library catalogue
Arcanum museum project/Alan Cruickshank. Adelaide, SA: Alan Cruickshank, c1995