This Exhibition follows my Juxtaposed exhibition in 2015 in which I considered,
“the Australian landscape as a hybrid space, using the stark nature of collage to evoke an almost alien collision of European ‘settler’ culture on Australian soil. Idyllic pastoral scenes are sensitively rendered on paper, only to be interrupted by foxes, birds, rabbits and various other elements cut out from historic sources, and inserted into the imagery. Out of scale and out of place, they loom larger than life and lend a surreal dimension to the Australian landscape”Marguerite Brown, Visualpursuits blog, 2015.
In this follow up Exhibition I have focused on birds as a metaphor for nature, and colonial era engravings from old op shops and bookstores, are used as a metaphor for culture.