Saturday, 13 June 2015

Two Pandora women collaborate

We are very excited to announce that  Pandora artists Helen Dunkerley and Linda Swinfield have been selected to install a work and participate in Hidden 2015 at Rookwood Cemetery.

This Sculptural project is titled Digging the clays : seeking family which is born out of the research that was under gone during the residency Swinfield completed earlier this year, where she was Artist in Residence with Ashfield Council between January and April.

Initial prototypes getting ready for firing and being printed, embossed and stenciled.

This collaboration was commenced after a conversation that took place at the residency site with Dunkerley about the importance of the Ashfield clays.

Linda is concerned with her family history connected with a site close to Ashfield known as the Cadigal Reserve.
Swinfield is related to the Mead family who were local brickmakers that lived and worked in this strip of land. They lived near The Iron cove creek that runs through Sydney's inner western suburbs between Haberfield and Summer Hill NSW. This particular work and research is an extension of her Masters research which was completed in 2010.