I am a finalist in The Fleurieu Art Prize with two shroud works:
Here are the completed works from my recent graduating exhibition.
The end of my research project has come…
opening 21st March at SOA Gallery ANU 6pm
I am very excited about becoming a finalist in the Blake Prize for religious art.
I entered this lamb shroud I had worked into with sacred delek from Arnhem Land and silk stitching.
I called the work lamb of God (Monaro Country)
My 50 word statement to explain the religious significance of Lamb of God 2012:
In the bible the Lamb of God is sacrificed to remove the sins of the world.
This work is a decomposition print made by a lamb that died in spring 2011 amidst new life in the Monaro sheep-farming district. Sacred white ochre indicates the lamb’s role as spiritual testament.
I am happy to be a finalist again in the painting section of the art prize run by the SA Museum
I entered this work called Broken Dream finished late 2011. This painting began as a currawong shroud and I worked into the stain using the delek, garlba and gunnodjbe I collected in Arnhem Land. I also sewed into the weave using silk thread
I am a finalist in the Cliftons Art Prize entering the Winter Kangaroo 2009-11
I have an exhibition on in the Foyer Gallery of the School of Art this week.
It consists of 20 raw shrouds stretched onto wooden frames and sized with rabbit skin glue and a shroud in process outside featuring a magpie. My artist statement:
The decomposition print or shroud is a bodily stain that captures the rapid breaking down of the body after death. This is a process shared by human and non-human animals reminding us of our mortality and animality. Rotting flesh is repulsive to our sensory organs and taboo in our hypoallergenic society. The notion of the abject or abhorrent in art challenges our distinction between object and subject. An object is perceived as a thing used for a purpose, a subject is one who has agency and rights we can identify with. The representation of animals is a contentious issue at a time when the modern perception of animal as object is being challenged. In my work I experience the assimilation of the abject, the rancid object, a dead body, becomes a subject as I capture the essence of individual disintegrating forms and present them in a painting format to be venerated.