The works in this show begin with images from global news reportage. The actual reality of our rapid, click orientated news is often questionable, leading truth toward a kind of fantasy projection. Using images of reality as a kind of paint, simple gestures and abstractions are made to augment the real, altering the fabric of what we know to be fact. Like in a dream, what is actual and what is poetic become interlinked. Finally the digital works are finished to a high resolution tapestry in Japan. The outcome uses many small units of colour like a screen, that will outlast all electronic counterparts. Here again, tradition and technology are merged in a kind of 21st century dance. The past in the present. Truth in the dream.
Sullivan+Strumpf acknowledge the Indigenous People of this land, the traditional custodians on whose Country we work, live and learn. We pay respect to Elders, past and present, and recognise their continued connection to culture, land, waters and community.