Drawing Lines in the Sand opened on the 19th February on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. The exhibition is an off-site project curated by Claire Taylor and Peloton Gallery. The show brings together the work of six artists, including Christian Edwardes, to engage with the various aspects of Cockatoo Island’s institutional heritage and topography. Each artist takes a different view on ideas of interiority and exteriority. Claire Taylor describes the event as:
…examin[ing] the legacy of what Elizabeth McMahon describes as, “the Western colonialist tropism of island territories as condensed sites of acquisition, containment and control,” from a perspective that encompasses contradictory and conflicting extremes, articulating a geographic imaginary particular to the Island Continent.
Christian Edwardes’ work draws on 19th century European conventions of natural history and landscape representations to explore how the circulation of images (and image-objects) generate particular understandings of place. These are a few images of the installation, photographs courtesy of Rchard Glover and Katherine Scott. There is also a short interview with Christian in The Brag magazine which can be found here.