2020 Finalists

Belinda ALLEN

Artist statement: In The blazing world series, photographs of fire-damaged bush on the New South Wales south coast are overlaid with images of campfire, and of vintage ethnographic book pages describing Aboriginal relationship to land. This work, completed in early 2020, draws on the catastrophic bushfire season in Australia as a metaphor for the increasingly dystopian modern global world. Sadly, the dystopia now seems exponentially worse, with the greatest global pandemic of a century spreading like wildfire, in the face of political posturing and a parallel epidemic of fake news.


The blazing world 1 (triptych)  2020
from the series The blazing world
pigment ink-jet prints
38.0 x 56.0 cm (each)
courtesy of the artist


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