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.
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.
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.