My work is concerned with the notions of colonialism and, its modern counterpart, globalisation. It is about cultural barriers, misunderstandings and misinterpretations. I rely heavily on elements reflecting childhood, toys and games. I became interested in art and creativity through toys and childhood play. Constructing model war toys was fun and was in fact how I learned creativity. This irony and sense of fun is very important in my current work. Not only does it add enjoyment and accessibility, but it contrasts disturbingly with the darker side of globalisation.
55 x 15 x 60 cm
Judges of the 2006 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Anthony Bond (Director Curatorial and Head Curator International at Art Gallery of NSW), Felicity Fenner (Curator at Ivan Doherty Gallery, NSW College of Fine Arts) and Professor Anne Graham (Chair of Fine Art at School of Fine Art, Drama and Music, University of Newcastle).
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