A kind of suburban fugue
My first solo show, A kind of suburban fugue, was held at the Brunswick Street Gallery in Melbourne from 10-23 June 2016.
The show consisted of 14 colour pencil artworks which drew on domestic interiors combined with figures and personal artefacts to tell the narrative of a modern family. The work documented my own role as wife and mother whilst also considering the absence and presence of family as result of modern technology. Each work is therefore intentionally presented as domestic environment seen through a female narrative and is intended to represent an unusual yet familiar environment.
“Like so many other mothers my identity was challenged after having my daughter. Whilst I love the domestic nature of looking after Agnes, it is a challenging position to find yourself in after working in a corporate environment for many years. When I reflect on my drawings the sense of loss and rebirth of my identity is obvious to me. The role of technology in propagating such suburban aspirations whilst at the same time breaking down family connections intrigues me.”