We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Andrea Williamson Leaving campsite and country

Work by Andrea Williamson
Work by Andrea Williamson
Work by Andrea Williamson
Work by Andrea Williamson

My textiles reflect a woman’s perspective of living in an isolated rural town, where some women are expected to take on traditional roles and resolve conflict. Many women dream of escaping. My body of work deals with issues pertinent to these small communities such as racism, religion, gender inequalities, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives. The cut-up signs are a reference to traffic signals and symbolise the dilemma in deciding which direction to take. Circles represent Indigenous culture, life forces, direction and the desire to escape, while not knowing which path to take to explore the future.

Influencing artists: Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Rosalie Gascoigne, Fiona Foley, Narelle Jubelin, Anselm Kiefer, Sue Ford, Russell Drysdale

School

All Saints' College Bathurst

ARTEXPRESS year

2012

HSC year

2011

Process diary

Work by Andrea Williamson
Work by Andrea Williamson
Work by Andrea Williamson
Work by Andrea Williamson
Work by Andrea Williamson
Work by Andrea Williamson
Work by Andrea Williamson
Work by Andrea Williamson
Work by Andrea Williamson
Work by Andrea Williamson