Solo exhibition, Sheffer Gallery, Chippendale

This series is inspired by the painting Invasion 1 by Aboriginal artist, Gordon Syron. The painting depicts the arrival of the British to Australia from an Aboriginal perspective. For me it’s a prescient piece; I love how Syron has painted it in a European paradigm using language we can understand. The dark blues, the sharks circling in the water – the symbols are all there.

In Threshold, 24 works formed a horizon of imagery over which Syron’s Invasion one was projected – I wanted to place myself in the narrative as if coming ashore in those boats and seeing this land for the first time.

These works are a story in which one person travels across and through the Australian landscape. The figure whose face is never seen is based on my own shadow – the one I look at as I walk.