Jacqui Stockdale, an esteemed artist from Kelly country (a.k.a Benalla) taught art in a prison for four years. Shortly after returning to Melbourne, she produced Familija - a series that shines stage lights on our uneasy convict origins. Revelling in the fantastical way we have remembered colonial Australia, her photographs - with a foot in the past and present, seem magical. In The Waiting Room works, two impassive women first appear as colonial characters, but are then disrobed to reveal contemporary tattoos. A lesson in what lies beneath, these works are equal parts beguiling and unorthodox. As Stockdale theatrically constructs her mise-en-scenes, we are reminded too of how history is constructed.
Jacqui STOCKDALE (1968 - )
'The Waiting Room I' 2004 PAIR
archival pigment print on paper
59 x 31 cm each
65 x 35 x 5 cm framed
Signed: signed in margin lower left
Availability: in stock.
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Condition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
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