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Jennifer Herd: Underfire

12 February 2021 to 20 March 2021



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Jennifer’s new body of works will be exhibited in the ground floor gallery, alongside a major work created in 2005, Irvine Bank Massacre. Recently returned from the State Library of Queensland Spoken exhibition, this work contextualises her latest series. The artist commented on its creation, “The work reflects my own personal prespectives concerning what might be a fitting memorial for the people of Far North Queensland …The shield project traces my own connections to this country and maps a history of conflict in the region over time”.

15 of the works in Underfire utilise the artist’s signature ‘Pinhole in paper technique. “My pinhole artworks on paper symbolise the many rainforest shields punctured with bullet holes during early frontier conflicts. I have since incorporated new elements including coloured Targets and Camouflage. The repetition and variations within these themes both unify and divide cultural identities as elements of disguise” Jennifer commented recently. A similar work Combat 2020 is currently being exhibited for the Moreton Bay Invitational Art Prize ,15 Artists 2020 at Redcliffe Art Gallery.