A Sense of Place – 2018

A series of thirty small pencil drawings on paper (6×6.5cm), of the shearing sheds and environs at three shearing sheds near  Blackall Queensland. The drawings are installed in artist-made Perspex boxes (14 x21.5 x3cm) each with a found object collected on-site in winter 2014. Created in conjunction with the 2017 painting series “West of the Barcoo” .

Artist Statement

Thoughts : History found, gathered and recorded. Artwork that places the artist on-site. About recognising the multiple occupants of a site – those who came before and those treading that path now. About how a viewfinder crops the experience of the great outdoors into neat, manageable shapes, when in reality it’s anything but. How selecting from that 3D experience, translating it into a designed matrix, both implies magnitude of the site, and distills it. 

The Artwork

P2018.01 ‘The Shed Door’ Sold
P2018.02 Fence near the shed Sold
P2018.03 Elbow and down-tube Sold
P018.04 'Covered race and green ring'
P018.04 ‘Covered race and green ring’
P2018.05 New extension Sold
P2018.06 Gate near shed Sold
P2018.07 Full Moon Sold


P2018.24 Donkey at the washhouse 
P2018.08 Quarters Sold
P2018.09 Windmill + storm Sold
P2018.10 Windmill with trough Sold
P2018.11 Through the broken window Sold
P2018.12 pump 
P2018.13 Window and fibreglass Sold
P2018.14 Weathershed door and window
P2018.15 little pumpcover Sold
P2018.16 Painted window Sold
P2018.17 Shed in the paddock Sold
P2018.18 quarters and pink shard Sold
P2018.19 Meathouse Sold
P2018.20 Galahs on the dam wall Sold
P2018.21 Shed in a treescape Sold
P2018.22 Dip west Sold
P2018.23 Machinery shed Sold
P2018.25 Double dunny
P2018.26 Old woolpress
P2018.27 Quarters and blue shard Sold
P2018.28 Fence at the shed
P2018.29 High Tank Sold
P2018.30 The road in Sold