2017 Finalists

Jacqui STOCKDALE

Artist statement: ‘Duel of the Mount 1’ depicts a pair of ‘intruders’ or ‘newcomers’ into the Australian narrative. It is part of my recent photographic series titled, Ghost Hoovanah (2018) that speaks to the history of migration through a complex system of symbols and visual cues. Both costumed horse and rider stand defiantly in front of a seven metre hand-painted backdrop of mullocks (waste rock from gold mining). In 1851 this location became part of the Chinese precinct in Bendigo, Victoria known as Die Gum San, meaning Big Gold Mountain. I use this background scene as metaphor for a land of dualities.

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Jacqui STOCKDALE
Duel of the mount 1
 2018
from the series Ghost Hoovanah
chromogenic print
140.0 x 110.0 cm
courtesy of the artist and Olsen Gallery (Sydney)

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