This blog began to document my PhD research undertaken at the ANU in the painting workshop. During this time I developed a new way to represent animals by harnessing the decomposition of animal bodies in order to produce what I call the Shroud. I also travelled to Western Arnhem Land to the Kunwinjku speaking community of Kunbarlanja where I worked at Injalak Art Centre and learned about rock and bark painting (kunwarrde bim and dolobbo bim). I also collected sacred ochres or delek from dreaming sites with traditional owners of the Warrdjak clan in Maburrinj.
Pictured below is the first Shroud I ever made of a large male kangaroo in the Monaro on animal sculptor Steven Holland and his partner Tony’s property.
My CV: VanessaBarbay