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

Jody Koay My space

Work by Jody Koay
Work by Jody Koay
Work by Jody Koay
Work by Jody Koay

We live in an environment – a space – that is personal, social and universal. These images stand for the particular and the universal. They derive from my father’s workshop – his sanctuary, a physical space simultaneously representing the struggles and the rewards of everyday routine. I used photography to source the imagery, which became important in manipulating images to fit the mood of the whole work. I chose charcoal to capture the essence of the workshop and its atmosphere, as it holds a soft, dusty feel and has been used by man since the beginning of time.

Influencing artist: Yanni Floros


Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Sydney



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