GOTHIC AUSTRALIA

I am fascinated with the iconography Australia promotes as a cultural identifier. In particular Australian film, literature and popular mediatised cultural depictions of Australia as a land that is both beautiful and brutal. I am interested in exploring how this is very much part of an underlying White Australian nervousness with belonging to this land and coming to terms with the reality of its colonial past. Below are images of explorations I have created with university students ay UOW addressing this idea.