WILDĒORNES LAND + BODY
Permanent Public Art Commission Blue Mountains Cultural Centre 2013
Commissioned to create an artwork for the foyer of the newly built Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Nicole Welch installed a lit chandelier above the sublime vista of the Jamieson Valley.
The resulting six-metre long panoramic photograph is reminiscent of early Australian Romantic painting with dramatic vistas of cascading light and wild ‘untouched’ wilderness.
The presence of the chandelier interrupts the scene; at once a poetic vision and a powerful comment on colonial representations of the Australian landscape.
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