ABC Art Bites: 'Mirror'

ABC ART BITES ‘MIRROR’ documentary series - 2018

‘Six Australian artists embark on a nostalgic journey back to a place of their past to confront memories that will inspire a self-portrait work.’ - ABC ARTS

I was born on a rural counter-culture community in Wytaliba, about 100 kilometres out of Canberra, where everyone grew their own produce on the land and washed and swam in the river. I travelled back to this place for the first time since leaving as a baby, to piece together the fleeting moments of my parents relationship and to find the mud brick home that they built together when I was a baby.

I created two self portraits in this beautiful and haunting place. One in the river where my mother swam when she was pregnant with me and one other in the mud brick house my parents built.

Stepping foot in my old house, which had now been reclaimed by nature, was a sad and beautiful thing. These self portraits for me was a collation of all of my feelings about returning to this place.”

You can view the full episode on iview -

https://iview.abc.net.au/show/art-bites-mirror/series/0/video/AC1705Q001S00

A huge huge thank you to Producer Kate Paul, Director Brodie Poole, Cameraman Dave May & the ABC for this extraordinarily incredible and once in a lifetime experience, one I will treasure in my memory & heart for always.

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'Mirror' ABC Art Bites documentary

I am very excited to announce that the 'Mirror' ABC Art Bites episode which was based on my childhood story is now available to watch on ABC iview.

I am extremely humbled to be a part of this incredible once in a lifetime opportunity, and to be invited to create a self portrait in my childhood home for this episode was an incredibly special experience.

You can view the full episode here

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'Mirror Mirror' ABC Art Bites series filming in Wytaliba, NSW

I’m finding it hard to put into words the mixed feelings & overwhelming emotions I’ve experienced over the last few days, exploring for the first time since I was a baby, the Wytaliba commune I lived on.

I managed to find the mud brick house that my mother & father built with their bare hands, the orchard that they planted & the same swimming hole my mother bathed in when she was pregnant with me.

I want to thank from the bottom of my heart Producer @katepaul_inc Director @brodie_mmm Cameraman @davetallstory & local resident Carol Sparks for giving me this very surreal and once in a lifetime opportunity.

‘Mirror Mirror’ ABC Art Bites series screens in April 2018.

To my partner in crime & love of my life Jacob, thank you for your genius ness, overwhelming support and for being by my side through the ups and downs, the tears and the joy of every moment I was lucky enough to spend in this magical place, I will carry it in my heart always xx

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