My art practice explores Australian culture, landscape and identity. Current work investigates the colonial impact on First Nation peoples and contemplates notions of home, dispossession and reconciliation. My practice is a personal meditation that explores these issues using the humpy as an iconic muse.
The issues raised acknowledge the need for healing and change. ‘Home’ features life-size sculptural humpies made from a range of recycled and repurposed materials including corrugated iron, plastic packaging, advertising material, fake grass, playing cards and bandages. Each humpy is unique, colourful and thought provoking.
Opening event 2pm Saturday 12th August
Lot19 was founded to celebrate life. Artists’ retreat, development space and presentation venue. A unique regional arts destination. A social-change project that is humbled by its on-going significant partnerships and courageous audiences. Lot19 continues to consolidate its place as a leading centre for artistic excellence. The three acre property consists of 21 artists’ studios, two outdoor stages, a contemporary art gallery, an outdoor sculpture park, Castlemaine Press (open access print-makers facility and exhibition space), Castlemaine Clay (open access ceramics facility), a literary venue and bar in the newly settled W-Class Tram, 1035 and a yet to be launched salon style Theatre.