The gargoyles featured in Frazer’s Party Hats are captured from Frazer Mausoleum, located in Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney. This sandstone gothic cathedral-in-miniature was once the family vault of John Frazer, an Irish immigrant to Australia who became an influential Sydney merchant.
Human Act points to the European introduction of rabbits to Australia and its disastrous legacy to biodiversity. This work aims to consider how human activity such as overgrazing, recreational hunting and our regulated and domesticated version of wildlife frames our relation to other species.
Foothold emerged from reading about a major transcribing project to identify and record deteriorating headstones at Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney.
Holding fresh flowers, a friend enters a cemetery to visit her mother’s grave. She was soon approached by the groundskeeper who advised that it was best not to lay fresh flowers as kangaroos graze on them. This occurrence set the impetus for Grazing on Graves.
Sedentary Australian White Ibis was created from melding reputation and observation between people and the ibis in my neighborhood, located in the south-west Sydney.
L’Etna Scoppiau e Messina Rifriscau- When Etna erupts Messina is relieved, explores my experience and understanding of Italian culture shaped by family dynamics and narratives that operate in isolation from the homeland.
Playback is the outcome of a participatory project with the ceramics community from the Sydney Institute of TAFE (SIT), Gymea Campus. Using audio description, I scripted a rendition of a found ceramic object. Participants were invited to listen to a recording of my narration, then translate the description into physical form.
In 2014, Amanda was commissioned by Belmore ITCH to create a ceramic object using audio description. Audio description is the auditory narration of visual representations, commonly used as an access tool for people who are blind or have low vision.
Born in South Korea, I work and live in Sydney as a photo media artist encompassing video and printmaking works since 2005. Identity is the main theme in my works.
I just got news that I won an Asialink Residency to Chiang Mai, Thailand when Josie and Somchai told me about Belmore ITCH. Belmore ITCH presented an opportunity to toy with my ideas which might be of use for my Asialink program for late 2014.
Remote Control Garden was created in quick response to an opportunity to make work to be situated in a suburban front yard over a weekend. Artists in MOST gardens, was curated by Marrickville Garage as part of the Marrickville Open Studio Trail in March 2014.
Spin, a set of freshly cleaned wine glasses are positioned to dry on top of a washing machine as it moves through a wash cycle. As the machine motions to spin, an orchestra of glasses clinks and chatters wildly for the duration of the spin cycle.
over three months I made thirty two pieces – twenty nine in clay and three in plaster. They were all made by hand. Most Friday’s I spent the day with Josie and Somchai and Dean in their studio, following their practical guidance to help my ideas take shape.
So I thought that I would make my own circus tigers, and cheetahs, and lynxes and lions and leopards to satisfy a yen for use of porcelain. All the beautiful dinosaur cats!
I had an idea, I had some clay, all I needed was the space. And luckily I was invited to be the second participant in the Belmore ITCH residency program.