Land of the broken hearted

27 August - 18 September 2021

Joan Ross grapples with Australia’s colonial legacy through her established practice
spanning drawing, painting, installation, photography, sculpture, video and virtual reality. In her works, European settlers and emblems of colonial society stake their claim across the Australian landscape. Joan’s emblematic use of high-vis colour yellow across these colonial narratives has become a broadly recognisable visual anchor for her work, recalling unnatural incursions in the landscape, synonymous with mining and visual pollution of unchecked development.