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

Elizabeth Hayman Scorched: black country

Work by Elizabeth Hayman
Work by Elizabeth Hayman
Work by Elizabeth Hayman
Work by Elizabeth Hayman

After seeing the effects that the ‘Black Summer’ bushfires of late 2019 to early 2020 had on the natural Australian landscape, I felt compelled to explore this event. Through an abstracted style, placing particular attention on the blackened tones and scorched texture of the land, my intent was to evoke a mood of reflection in the audience. I worked with charcoal on paper, using actual charcoal gathered from burnt sites to highlight the physical and conceptual materiality of the medium.

Influencing artist:
Tracey Maroni

School

Ravenswood School for Girls

ARTEXPRESS year

2021

HSC year

2020