Tender Places builds conversation with, in and through place. I create research artefacts during field work to document, translate and disseminate the research with, to and through place.

Postcards are the project’s first physical research arteacts. Created from photographs and field notes, they are mailed to a network of creative peers in Australia and beyond.

The postcard is presented as a queering material medium; an appropriated artefact of outsider privilege, a public/private artwork for an audience of one, a material that crosses political and geographical borders to link places and people through space and time.

Ilparpa Claypans, Arrernte Land

These postcards were created on a series of field visits in the Alhwerrpe Mpepe/Autumn of 2019. On each visit to the claypans I would walk with a different reading, many of them works by Deborah Bird Rose, translating the ideas with/in place through my body. These postcards were written at the conclusion of each walk and are reflection of the physical and intellectual journey.



More Projects

Whilst working with Alice Springs Women’s Shelter, I developed the Stitch in Time project. Over two years we collected and shared over 100 women’s stories of resistance to domestic violence through the creation of 10 story quilts.

Postcards to the Future is an NT wide mail art project to support communities to reflect and grow from and through the time of COVID19.

Here We Are was an experiment in mapping and storytelling, using mail art and cyanotypes to memorialise people’s experience of social distancing under COVID19.