Friday 6 – Saturday 21 November
Picking up from where she left off nearly seven years ago, Sally Clarke revisits the theme of the Australian Bush, an idea that is persistently characterised by grand master narratives, where libidinous landscapes – framed in feminine metaphors – submit to male desires and conquests. In this body of work, which takes a range of forms, she commandeers this trope and amplifies it just a little further in order to subvert it. Growing up on a farm on the outskirts of Goulburn and later in the ‘Bush Capital’, it is a theme that remains close to her heart.
Selection of Works
Origin of the World (Lapstone Tunnel), 2015, acrylic paint on linen. Image credit: Sally Clarke.
My Pink Bush and the Lost Limb (2), 2015, acrylic paint on floor vinyl, 53 x 40cm. Image credit: Sally Clarke.
An Introduction to the Bush Incantation (detail), 2015, plasticine directly on wall, 300 x 400cm. Image credit: Sally Clarke.