Living in the Royal National Park, and travelling in rural and outback parts of Australia, I become aware that the landscape is not ‘empty’ and pristine, but is layered with the memories and stories of those who have gone before. While the history of ‘settlement’ is recorded on country gravestones, streetside plaques, and local history books and newspapers, other histories are not so visible, or celebrated. In the ‘landscape & memory’ series I wish to acknowledge those invisible histories.
Scrolls of paper and of silk, inspired by traditional Japanese and Chinese calligraphy and landscape scrolls, are created using direct printing from native Australian plants, with added ‘interventions’ of photo-transfers or stitching. These are unique works.
Currently on show in CURRENT – Broadhurst Gallery, Hazelhurst