Tom Nicholson (Aust.)
Comparative Monument (Ma'Man Allah), 2014
Frieze of 62 found archival photographs; 69 Eucalyptus camaldulensis seeds, collected from 69 Eucalyptus trees in the Ma’man Allah cemetery, Jerusalem; 69 bilingual texts, each framed; 7 photographs from Barmah Forest, Victoria; photography: Christian Capurro; total work 3567 × 230 cm.
Exh.: Comparative Monument (Ma'Man Allah), solo show at Milani Gallery, Brisbane, 4 — 27 September, 2014.
Jonathan Jones (Aust. Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi)
With 15,000 white shields in the Royal Botanic Garden, the artist pays tribute to Indigenous artefacts and remains which were burnt down in 1882
Rebecca Mayo (Australia)
Rebecca Mayo’s prints and textiles connect her interests in sustainable practices, local ecologies and forgotten printmaking techniques. In this installation for ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017, Mayo reflects on the history of the Heide site. A series of cloth sandbags printed using eighteenth century Toile de Jouy methods and dyes made from indigenous and introduced plants gathered locally by the artist are stacked to form a wall in the exhibition space. Under the gaze of Yingabeal—the Wurundjeri songline tree that has for centuries stood sentinel on the land—the sandbags symbolise an environmental crisis point and highlight the cumulative impact of everyday and habitual activities.