Under the Floorboards

“The Truth is that we all are fragmented. Some more than others. There are thousand pieces to one’s story.”

Under the Floorboards was a commissioned Artist Residency with Uniting Care Ballarat, which brought together the work of 12 different artists who have spent the month each with the organisation depicting their experiences. Renowned Australian actress Sigrid Thornton came to Ballarat as the guest speaker for the Under the Floorboards Black Tie Dinner and Art Auction: “I think it’s the most intelligent, vibrant and creative initiative. Creative people are interested in telling stories that ignite the human spirit and people in need benefit from this more than anybody else.” Sigrid Thornton

During my 5 weeks residency at various services across the agency, I documented my daily experience in hundreds of digital photos. These photographs became the basis for four life-size mosaic photographic portraits where selected staff, clients and volunteers became my subjects. Made up of thousands of images and weeks of intense post-processing work, the final artworks were auctioned off at the VIP Gala Event held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat in 2013, raising funds for the agency.

Click to listen to Under the Floorboards Exhibition Opening McCain Hall, Art Gallery of Ballarat October 2nd, 2013 Interview by Dominic Brine/ABC Ballarat Radio