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I'm a diverse visual practitioner, storyteller, artist, activist and shameless tree hugger.

 

I create worlds full of beautiful, hybrid, abject monstrosities that seduce, beguile and disturb. I am fascinated by myths that demonise difference and work in distorted realities, combining digitally manipulated, hyper-real photographs of under-represented native forests and swamps, with the audio of human consumption and uncanny, suggestive motion design to create immersive, compulsive, kairological Sisyphean cycles to celebrate diversity. These artworks are a playful exploration of dominant non-indigenous cinematic myths which cast the Australian landscape as villain and crimescene such as 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' (Weir, 1979).

 

Below is a pdf of my current cv and artist statement, go to my linked in page to read a detailed work history and visit my vimeo page to see my artworks, TV and motion design.

 

Born on the Victorian wheatbelt, I've travelled, lived and worked all over the world. I share my small flood-prone farm in Logan, south-east Queensland with a menagerie of animals / humans.

 

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 Photographer: Katie Bennett
Photographer: Katie Bennett