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All Saints' College Bathurst
HSC year: 2012, ARTEXPRESS year: 2013
Expressive form: Textiles and fibre
Pyriscence: (seed release by fire) is the ending is the beginningSerotiny: (regeneration) of the human condition in the wake of psychic death
An exploration of bushfires and serotiny in the Banksia species, combined with a case study of colonial Australia focusing on Tom Roberts’ A summer morning tiff, exposed themes of conflict and psychic death, illuminating the regeneration of the human condition. This evolved to encompass an exploration of the Indigenous presence in the landscape; further, to a juxtaposition of the roles of Indigenous and colonial women. This connection to landscape was manifested through the use of natural eucalyptus dyes and the process of burning – this marriage of concept and practice alluding to Indigenous collective memory, focusing on mourning and rebirth.
Influencing artists: r e a, Linda Jackson, Jenny Kee, Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin, Linda Sproul, India Flint
Freya Roebuck and Tom Little
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