Biography: My artistic practice is situated primarily within the ceramic discipline. I studied at the National Art School from 2007-2010 and have since worked within the fields of education and ceramic industry.

Artwork 1/1 Effects/Artefacts
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This work contrasts the permanence of ceramics with the material fragility of the handwritten letter through the transcription of items of correspondence relating to the life of Elizabeth Chifley. I have explored the process by which comparatively impermanent objects, such as letters and newspapers can take on a new meaning and value, once they have been deemed to hold historical importance.

Given that the correspondence I have chosen to transcribe predominantly consist of letters of condolence to Elizabeth Chifley upon the death of her husband, this series of works explores the themes of bereavement, voyeurism and the ways in which personal effects can become public artefacts.

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