"Regeneration Through Collaboration provides a glimpse into my studio practice, as part of my postgraduate studies. As a white Australian woman, my intention is to be open to new ways of thinking about the connection to land and self, initiated by cross-cultural narratives absent from dominant forms of ecological discourse. The purpose is to draw attention to Australian's moral responsibility to develop and maintain healthy, respectful and sustainable relationships with the natural environment for all future generations.
Through arts-based research, I continue to explore the visual metaphor of salvaged material by combining the handcrafted and mimetic qualities of trompe l'oeil with an unmonumental junk aesthetic. My intention is to create a series of sculptural objects that question colonial history, and challenge dominant ideologies underpinning white Australian attitudes and practices toward the natural terrain." - Susan Gourley
Artist: Susan Gourley
Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, 13 - Saturday, 24 November
Opening morning tea: Wednesday, 14 November at 11am
Exhibition times: Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 4pm