Catherine van Wilgenburg,
Images (art, colour, performance)
Seeing the southern light I changed; jolted by the huge skies and stretched horizons, fractured between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal histories.
My art making is a tool to scratch beneath the surface, to connect with land in my own backyard, immersing myself in real Australia. It's a migrant's journey in painting, performance art, installation and community cultural development: site specific, inspired by deepening relationships with Aboriginal elders and environmental scientists.
Its purpose is to connect us all - business, government and community - to the land through commissioned and other art works, colour and performance.