Goulburn-based artist Bill Dorman's upcoming exhibition 'Adrift' has an inference to exploration, travel, refugees, and migrants to name a few.
The boats in 'Adrift' have been made from the Muntz metal capping, which was originally a part of the Goulburn courthouse dome.
The retired metalwork teacher at Mulwaree High School had the Muntz metal pieces for years.
"They are the perfect pieces and are from the courthouse roof. Having a piece of material made in England a long time ago, which ends up in my yard, it's got a long story," Mr Dorman said.
"I have got a resource pile and as an artist, I look at it with many eyes. Sometimes it's just a bit of material and colour, shape, or history. Sometimes, it's a mix of all these things.
"The pieces put as much into the story as I do.
"While working for this exhibition, those pieces became the perfect pieces for this exhibition."
'Adrift' has inference to refugees and migration. It's also an element of lost. The bigger part of the story is we are a society and as a species, in general, are lost in a way," he said.
"However, that's just my story to it. I have my own story and someone will come and look at it and will have their own interpretation
"To me, they are pleasant to look at and are gentle and there are 25 little individuals on these boats and look at them."
'Adrift' will be on display at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery from July 10 to August 15.
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