24 April -11 May 2013
Artist’s Personal Collection is an ongoing project that documents my practice of collecting photographs. In 2007 I started a collection of anonymous family photographs after discovering their existence in markets and second hand stores. I remain equally disturbed and fascinated by these intimate possessions being sold alongside manufactured collectibles and trinkets as cheap commodities. They exist for me as quasi-spiritual relics and a physical embodiment of history. The works on show are painted reproductions based on photographs sourced from Sydney and Singapore. They are hand rendered individual photographs using the same ratio, onto plate metal with water activated dry media.This process of replication is intended to both honour the original artefact and complicate normative understandings of ownership and authorship.