2016 Finalists

Rebecca DAGNALL

Artist statement: There is certain darkness in the Australian imaginary of the landscape that is tangled in a history that holds both a presence and an absence, a knowledge and yet a denial of past colonial deeds. It is as though this history haunts the landscape, like a ‘ghost’ with unfinished business.

This current work is an exploration of how the Australian Gothic haunts our response to the Australian landscape. The image speaks of a cultured landscape that focuses on an understanding of the things we cannot see.

www.rebeccadagnall.com

The abyss  2016
from the series In the presence of absence – states of being in the Australian landscape
pigment ink-jet print
86.0 x 150.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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