Tanami Track

Text and textures of the Tanami Track, East Kimberleys

Post-colonial relationship to the land has been and still is one of consumption of the natural environment. The land, people, flora, fauna are viewed as a spectacle and often objectified as exotic objects.

This body of work uses digital imagery and gum bichromates to explore Australian history and cultural beliefs that shape our relationship to the landscape as well as our personal and collective psyche. The inclusion of the cultural arteface of the postcard comment on our national identity.

The tin with the penny was found by a gold detector. In the gold rush miners would bury a tin with a penny in it for good luck.


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