For Christopher Lawrie the corrosive nature of salt provides an aesthetic and cultural metaphor for the attrition of memory and a colonial past. His installations of works on paper utilise historical artifacts to form contexts for contemporary readings of the past.. Hazelhurst Catalogue
There remained on departing ships, until the last boat left
them, representatives of various Christian persuasions. F.
W. Leighton, leaving Liverpool on the clipper ship Bloomer
in 1853, wrote of the presence of 'a pale man with thin visage
dressed in a shabby black surtout buttoned to the chin'.
is standing by some parcels of books which we soon hear are
tracts destined for the use of the passengers ... We learn
that the habit of [his] useful Society
is to put a number of tracts in all vessels leaving the port of Liverpool thus
they give food for the mind and instruction for eternity.'
Spot The Box Gallery Sydney 2002.
SANN MICHELE CEMETERY VENICE 2007
THE HONOUR ROLL 1914 2003
Erected by Employees and Residents of the Royal National Park
Hazelhurst Works on Paper Exhibition 2002
NAJIB RAFIGI 2005
I came to Australia to escape from the Taliban in 2001. The small boat nearly sank, we all thought we would drown many times.
I was tortured and imprisoned for 11 months, because I believed in a modern Afghanistan and equality for woman and education for all children.
WILLY'S WORLD 2004/5
Willy kept his Volkswagon in his garage for twenty years after it stopped going.
GOD'S OWN COUNTRY _ A PORTRAIT OF DANA VALE 2005
This Artwork was included in the Exhibition God's Own Country at Hazelhurst gallery.
The text (as reproduced in the Artwork) is by the Federal Member for Hughes, Ms Dana Vale. It was taken from a Christian website. It is presented exactly as it appeared and has not been altered in any way by the Artist. The sentiments expressed are not shared by the Artist.