ARTIST: Karen Casey TITLE: Transplanted MEDIUM: 3-way lenticular image DIMENSIONS: 840x600mm DATE: 2019 Artist statement This work was created using medical diagnostic imaging software and it reflects a deeply personal journey through a period of physical fragility, degeneration and regeneration through medical intervention. These manipulated medical scans, taken post-transplant surgery, highlight a chapter of my story. Irradiated, anaesthetised, cut, cauterised, incised - stitched and stapled back together, the images peel back the layers of body, revealing the skeletal form, organs, sinews and musculature. They are confronting yet at the same time compelling as my internal body is transformed into a thing of macabre beauty that somehow belies the level of damage and trauma once experienced.
ARTIST: Bibi Viro TITLE: Midnight in the Garden of Lingering Despair MEDIUM: Pigment ink on archival fine art paper DIMENSIONS: 750x1500mm DATE: 2020 Artist statement Climate scientists have made it very clear that human induced Global Warming is causing many environmental challenges. Despite the increasing “extreme weather events” experienced in countries around the world including Australia, many continue to deny the science. Storms that flood cities and threaten ecosystems are no longer ‘one in a hundred year’ events. Fires that ravage the landscape often burn uncontrollably. In Midnight in the Garden of lingering despair the landscape is under pressure. the colours are distorted, the focus is fading, and the contorted trees take on a human element that conveys despair. What is in focus are the twelve circles in the foreground that demand your attention.
ARTIST: Kirsty McIntyre TITLE: They kept calm, they carried on... MEDIUM: Oil on canvas DIMENSIONS: 600x600mm DATE: 2020 Artist statement Completed whilst bushfires burned across the Eastern states, this work portrays destruction, regeneration and resilience. It was designed to convey the shocking losses with familiar and ordinary domestic objects, using oil paint on canvas, with brush and palette knife...
ARTIST: Moreen Wellington-Lyons Jaadwa, Wotjobaluk TITLE: Women’s Meeting Place MEDIUM: Acrylic on linen canvas DIMENSIONS: 550x600mm DATE: 2019 Artist statement Moreen Wellington-Lyons is an Aboriginal women Jaadwa Clan, Wotjobaluk Native Title Holder. The name of my painting is Gariward Rainbow Serpent. Gariward Rainbow Serpent is sacred. Rainbow Serpent produces abundance in all parts of life, nourishment, love, laughter community. However if Rainbow Serpent is disrespected for example eco-vandalism Rainbow Serpent energy can be a force of destruction bringing floods, storms, bushfire, droughts.
ARTIST: Trisha Lambi TITLE: Homeward bound MEDIUM: Oil on linen DIMENSIONS: 500x400mm DATE: 2018 Artist statement This piece is from my series inspired by memories of hot summer days spent holidaying on Fraser Island off the coast of Queensland. For anyone who hasn't visited this beautiful island, a 4WD vehicle is required to fully enjoy all it has to offer so our activities were dictated to by the tides. Unfortunately that meant we had to be out and about in the hottest part of the day - I still remember the searing heat but I also remember the fun. Our kids are grown now so the memories evoked as I paint are painfully sweet.001