Paul Ryan, 'Jocelyn' 2014 The work is a portrait of Jocelyn with burnt out trees behind her. The street where she lost her house is Buena Vista rd. I have called the drawing Buena Vista, Nada Casa, which translates to beautiful view, no house.
Anne Judell, 'No Name' 2014
Dean Mortensen 'Sixty-Six kilometres close' 2014 Distance is the tyranny of physical and emotional connection. I wanted to convey in this piece the notion that we should never separate ourselves to the tragedy of others by building walls or structures around us. The charcoal is from the Blue Mountain fires, representing the physical and emotional connections from those who have suffered, crossing distance, breaking through the cracks of our seemingly impenetrable structures.
Sophie Cape 'Through endless night the earth whirls toward a creation unknown.' 2014In her exaltation of the sublime being the awe, power, beauty and terror of nature, Sophie Cape seeks extreme environments in which to explore the glorious tragedy that is humankind versus the natural world.
Eloise Cato, "Artithesis" 2014 Artithesis as insinuated in it’s title, examines oppositional theory within art contexts to further consider the notion of natural disasters as natural abstractions. Conceiving the notion of art as meaningless without a grounding polarity.
Ron McBurnie, "Phoenix" 2014he drawing was made from two charred pieces of wood that I gathered from the Nt Stromlo site in the ACT after the devastating fires that happened there. The pieces drawn as a cross were originally meant to be a memorial to people who had lost their homes and belongings and sometimes loved ones in bush fires.
Nicholas Harding, 2014 Fire is a constant of the Australian bush. The Yuraygir scrub, a favoured motif of mine, is speckled and etched with floras' charred remains. Drawing with the charcoal of a bushfire transforms the destructive into the creative, just as fire is necessary for the bush's regrowth. This charcoal drawing depicts burnt banksia in the light of this regeneration by flame.