WA artist Eva Fernandez has attacked furniture to develop a series of exquisite, surreal and still photographs based on the symbolic power inherent in objects.


The images in (terra) australis incognita show couches and chairs pulled apart to various stages of destruction, some with fauna growing out of them. Seductive and witty, the photos reveal various states of order and chaos which Fernandez uses as a means to scrutinize head-on the often detoured, often rocky ground of colonialism and reconciliation in Australian culture. This exhibition will also include an ingenuous use of the infamous cell at FAC.


A respected photomedia artist, Fernandez has exhibited in many shows including Girls on Film and Mix Tape, both at the Art Gallery of WA. Fernandez has also recently curated me-take: Indigenous self-representation in Photomedia which will tour in 2011.