Gillian Kayrooz’s practice retains a focus on screen art, photo media and video installations, with a conceptual practice that divulges into new documentative methods capturing culture, ethnicity and tradition in the digital age. As a filmmaker and artist, she spent her undergraduate years developing a vast range of skills that now allow her to shoot, direct, edit, compose music for and install all of her video work. This has enabled the expansion of her work to encompass sculpture and textiles. Although there is a vast variety of processes and materials within her work, there remains a documentative focus reflecting local culture and domestic environments.
“This photographic series printed onto silk is a response to the nostalgia of youth in my home suburb of Guildford in Western Sydney and represented a diverse range of women of colour who I have grown up with. With tongue firmly in cheek, the exhibition takes the trope of the frail and delicate white women that abounds in Picnic at Hanging Rock and puts a little Western Sydney spin on it” – Gillian Kayrooz.