‘Bow Down to the Sovereign Goddess’ (series 1-5), 2012; exhibited at Art Gallery of South Australia, ‘From the Street’ and part of the Flinders University Art Museum Collection. Portraits: Alexis West, Simone Tur, Nazaree Dickerson, Tracey Rigney and Faye Rosas …
Yhonnie Scarce | N0000, N2359, N2351, N2402 | Blown glass, archive photographs, dimensions variable; 2013 (detail)
Over the course of my outback chapters (9 years), I have taken over 56,000 photographs since immersing in the greater desert regions of Central Australia.
Ms Saffaa | MilkMan1 | 2013
Paola Balla | Untitled | 2010
Behold was made unexpectedly, and without design. I was travelling in a city that I sometimes return to, and I got to know a group of gay men. There, where they live, these men (and many others like them) are mostly left to be. But only on the condition that they lead one part of their lives in secret.
My mixed media tableau incorporates the transformative process of bricolage and photomontage to draw the viewer in to consider more insidious subtexts such as disturbed ecologies and dispossession from colonial incursions. A combination of field trips and archival research into my family past have fostered a deeper understanding of the inherited and ongoing legacies of colonial settler culture.
My practice examines a personal conflict of cultural plurality at the conjunction of Filipina ethnicity and Australian nationality. My work navigates the simultaneous sensations of acceptance and rejection of adopted and inherited cultures, which has been conditioned by autobiographical experiences within and between developed and developing worlds.