Indicators Show Depth
11 May- 2 July Grafton Regional Gallery
Come see some collages of flamboyant heroines, hand drawings, photos and prints that explore ideas on female experience and the body in the Australian landscape. The opening is 11am Friday 13th May.
Everyday I look at the silvery river glistening gently in the sun- or in the height of flood- surging and powerful waters twenty-two metres high transform my landscape. Our beautiful region is scattered with Indicator Signage, warning of such dangers as low-lying roads and towns are subject to frequent inundations. Living here by the majestic Clarence River in north-eastern New South Wales, its beauty and tempestuous nature bears a powerful presence.
The mystery and force of nature is exemplified by the river, and is my indicator of things beyond our human control. Nature at its most powerful- floods, weeds and the aging body- are embraced and accepted as liberating forces for change. The expressive river is in the home; domestic objects float downstream, blurring boundaries between inside and outside spaces, between the psychological and the environmental. With humour collaged female sentinel plays in a space between the psychological, cultural and environmental habitat of the Australian landscape.
All artworks are archivally framed.
I make images of sassy women in new and mixed media. In 2016, a solo at Grafton Regional Gallery. In 2014, I was awarded the Windmill Trust Scholarship Encouragement Award.