22 September – 9 December 2018
Central Victorian based artist Jessie Boylan is Bendigo Art Gallery's 2018 Going Solo artist. Working closely with gallery curators Jessie will produce an ambitious new body of work to be presented in a solo exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery in 2018.
Jessie Boylan investigates how we live with an imminent possibility of environmental and social disasters. Boylan’s work is underpinned by extensive research taking her into many remote and contested landscapes and communities divided by catastrophe. Employing documentary footage, still photography, sound and light, this exhibition investigates the occurrences of disasters and emergencies that have occurred primarily in Central Victoria, natural and man-made; including climate change, biodiversity loss and impacts due to extensive gold mining, flood, fire and drought
Jessie Boylan, Rupture (Expedition Pass, Forest Creek) 2017. Layered photomedia: Kalgoorlie Super Pit, Western Australia (2010) & North Mara Gold Mine, Tanzania (2009). Photographic light box. Image courtesy of the artist.
Jessie Boylan 2016. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: David Field for Bendigo Magazine.