Sally Bourke, The Wild Hunt, 2019. Oil and acrylic on canvas in found frame, 69 x 92 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.
Sally Bourke’s The Quick Brown Fox draws on her early memories of growing up spending time hunting with her father.
Bourke writes, “Travelling in remote areas as a child taught me to look carefully. The places I went felt isolating and at times, dangerous. I used to tag along on hunting trips with my dad in order to be closer to him. Experiences in the Australian bush had a profound effect on my visual language and mark making. The landscape in Western NSW is brutal and beautiful, soaked in deep human cultures that are precariously perched on top, at times not understanding the depth of what they are in.”
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Thursday 13 June 2019