Finalist Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2020
In Extinction Game my drawing process is influenced by colonial historical images and the current bushfires.
My drawing ‘Extinction Game’ has been selected for the 2020 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. Created whilst in a stressful state listening to the RFS fire scanners during the bushfire evacuations in a studio surrounded by smoke and uncertainty. The work is influenced by colonial historical images and references black and white as race, as ‘chequered’ speaking of alternations of good and bad, as a game, as colonial floorcloths, as the French escheker connected with finance/revenue and more specifically the game of chess. The wallaby on the right is the macropus greyi – the Toolache wallaby which is now extinct and featured beautiful dark face markings.
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