Contemplation and Immersion: Exploring the Five Elements and Australian Landscape
Inlet, 2019, Watercolour, acrylic paint, collograph, etching and encaustic wax on paper on board, 42 x 30cm each
White Heat - another day in the Desert, 2016, acrylic and oil on canvas, 100x100cm
Crescent Moon, 2014, watercolour and ink on hahnemuhle paper, 75 x 108cm
Inside/Out was a selection of original prints by Aboriginal, Torres Straight Islander and non-indigenous artists.
They are based on the bi-horn shape of the metal breast plates, or ‘king plates’ awarded to indigenous leaders in colonial societies to facilitate cooperation and assuage the social effects of exploiting the land. The prints include old and new technologies and combinations of both, they also include collaborations between indigenous and non-indigenous artists.
I integrated my photographs documenting Burnum Burnum as he claimed England for the Australian Aboriginal people at Dover, England in1988 along with his Declaration, a counterpoint to the First Fleet re-enactment sailing into Sydney Harbour for Bi-centennial celebrations.
Broken Tracks, 2012, mixed media and encaustic wax on canvas, 100 x 100cm
Started 2012 with an exhibition at the Orange Regional Gallery called 'Quiet Connections' (26th February – 1st April). The exhibition involved three artists working with different mediums and joining forces for a collaborative print project. Ros Auld – ceramics, Carmen Ky – paintings, Tracy Luff – fluted cardboard assemblages.
We made the collaboration in my print workshop.
As part of the Sydney Printmakers Touring exhibition my print 'Waterway' (a combination digital solar plate etching), toured Regional Galleries in 2012.