Virtually Embedded In The Landscape, a new series of hand-manipulated photographic prints, is an extension of Narelle Cridland’s art practice that explores self-identity, self-discovery and the influences and boundaries surrounding this. The exhibition will run at fortyfivedownstairs in August 2018.
Virtually Embedded In The Landscape authenticates a father’s and daughter’s connection with the picturesque Australian landscape of South Australia, Flinders Ranges and the romantic mobility of the British icon four-wheel drive vehicle, the Land Rover.
The exhibition documents the artist’s family’s personal exploration of the Flinders Ranges through a series of pictorial photographs recorded by her father, Terry Cridland (1947-) in the mid-1970s.
Originally photographed on slide film, the photographic slides have been digitally customised to a print and hand manipulated by etching the surface of the photographic paper by hand. The final image is a collaborative piece and validates an intrinsic part of our being and our identity as an Australian.
Narelle Cridland is a Hong Kong-based, Australian-born artist. Cridland’s art practice is informed by many different elements of the visual arts as well as histories both taught and personal. Narelle Cridland is represented in national and international collections, including the State Library of Victoria.