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

Alison McKenzie Sublime hardships

Work by Alison McKenzie
Work by Alison McKenzie
Work by Alison McKenzie
Work by Alison McKenzie

The general population cannot identify with the intricate internal defensive and survival mechanisms of the Australian landscape. This lack of understanding distances us from these mechanisms and, in turn, our surrounding environment. I have personified the internal healing methods, as the horizon is wrapped, allowing the humanity of the trees and the landscape to be emphasised and the power of the ecosystem to be outwardly displayed. The relentless battle against drought and flood prove only to strengthen the land in which we live.

Influencing artists: Fred Williams, Joanna Logue, Euan MacLeod, Zander Olsen

School

Ravenswood School for Girls

ARTEXPRESS year

2015

HSC year

2014

Process diary

Work by Alison McKenzie
Work by Alison McKenzie
Work by Alison McKenzie