2007 | Bunbury Bienalle

The perfect tent and how to make it

A combination of children's stories and artifacts from the Northern Goldfields of Western Australia, are used to investigate the notion of thrilling adventure.

This work endeavours to decode the values and ideals absorbed as a child of the 1950's while reading thrilling adventure stories of exploration and colonization via juxtaposition of domestic fragments, found in the Menzies 'typhoid pits' with the Blackies Girls Annual.

The constructed tent can be seen as both physical and subjective space and refers to the domestic experience of the thrilling adventure as endured by women of the Northern Goldfields during the 1890's.