29th March – 13th April, 2018
History is a variable narrative
Imagining hybridised pictures of history, History is a variable narrative is the result of a six-week artist residency in Kyneton, VIC undertaken late last year. Juxtaposing imagery of historic colonial architecture, ancient Greek monuments and the rugged landscape of the Macedon region, the work examines the ways in which we physically define our past. The Georgian pillars of the Castlemaine Market Building become homage to the worn and aging columns of the Acropolis; Athenian vase paintings are a backdrop for century-old scenes of a “Modern Australia.” These paintings embrace the ontology of paint in order to tell an alternate tale of Australian history.