AT THE GALLERY: Ghost Hoovanah

Jacqui Stockdale

30 Jun - 21 Jul 2018

Jacqui Stockdale’s new exhibition ‘Ghost Hoovanah’ will show at the gallery from 30 June – 21 July 2018 

We are delighted to invite you to view Ghost Hoovanah, an exhibition of new work by Jacqui Stockdale. Introducing live animals into the picture, Stockdale explores the play between dualities and re-examines the notion of migration and voyage as part of the Australian story. Her theatrical portraits integrate human and animal, ghost and mortal, memory and documented history. In the photographs her new subjects are clad in headdresses and posed in front of a large hand painted backdrop depicting the remains of a gold mining quarry in Bendigo, Victoria. It was originally a Chinese precinct called Dai Gum San, meaning, Big Gold Mountain, land of Hope and Fortune.

‘The crux of the artist’s revisionist position is the reanimation of voices that paternal histories repress. The awakening brings forth mothers, monsters, lovers and the wild folk, known to haunt the colonial scene.’ (Damian Smith, 2018)