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I explore notions of hybridity through sculpture, ceramics, painting, installation and moving image. I am interested in the abject, hybrid and monstrous body. My work delves into the body as material, polyphonic voice and relational multiplicities embedded in cultural and environmental ecosystems. In these times of ecological crisis, I seek to rupture perceptions of a distinct individual self, and question notions of the defined. Unearthing obscured stories, my practice provokes conversation about cultural, political, and societal transformation.
Through materials and process, I reach into the mythologies and symbolic languages of my mixed eastern and western cultural heritage to explore transformation. Drawing on science, ecology and imagination, I incorporate personal biographies and cross-cultural mythologies of decay, ritual and regeneration into chimeric conglomerations and hybrid beings. With my mixed Anglo-Indian-Australian and culturally Deaf heritages, as a hearing, bilingual (Auslan-English) artist, I consider how hyphenated ways of being may queer dominant paradigms and give rise to potential new narratives.
I create commissioned private and public artwork, produce exhibitions and offer writing services.
Pinky is a bubbly local artist who enjoys delivery workshops to her community based on her broad range of artistic practices. She is an Illustrator, Potter and textile artist who finds joy in combining mediums and techniques to create interesting works with sustainability always in her mind. Harnessing botanical colour across a range of mediums is also a continuous theme in her work. Pinky is a little Neuro-spicy and really loves to deliver artistic projects that benefit students and community members with disabilities. Currently, her time is divided neatly between creating ceramics in her home studio, teaching creative workshops and illustration work.
Smith and Clo provides professional (cultural heritage) conservation and art services. We are interested in growing our business within the region, with a focus on public art conservation care & maintenance. As trained and experienced makers (sculpture/painting/carpentry) we have an active workshop, maintaining our own practice and assisting other artists with the design and fabrication of their artistic projects.