The Link - Ginninderry
1 McClymont Way
(adjacent to Strathnairn Arts Association)
Strathnairn ACT 2615
24 June 2020 - 3 August 2020
The recent summer of drought and fire in Australia had an enormous influence on my work, particularly my printmaking. I used the immediacy of the printmaking process to express my sorrow over the losses caused by drought then fire and my anger over the lack of action on the part of policy makers.
As our country recovers from the fires it is easy to forget the terror and the scorching heat, the smoke and the constant threat to health and home, the deaths of millions of animals and the loss of once great forests of ancient trees.
We must not forget that it is necessary for all of us to act to reduce human impact on climate change, so that future inevitable fire events are not so catastrophic as the fires of the 2019/2020 summer. By exhibiting my work after the bushfire season of 2019/2020 I want to remind people of our lost summer, of our lost homes and most especially of the lost treasures of our native habitats.