Brianna Hudson – Sanctuary
Site Number: 30
Site Location: Talo and Graham, 202 Gertrude st
Artwork Title: Sanctuary
Artist: Brianna Hudson
Mentor: Yandell Walton
Sanctuary is a contemplative landscape delicately constructed from unkempt, noxious weeds and urban flora gathered from Melbourne’s inner west suburb of Footscray. The work is inspired by the artist’s compulsion to seek connection to places that ‘once were’ but may never be the same.
Sanctuary aims to conjure a sense of preservation and refuge while reflecting upon the urban landscape both past and present. Valour and hidden beauty in what is out of place or unwanted is revealed and the transient nature of our human capacity to memorise and interpret place.
This project is presented as part of the GSPF Mentorship Program 2016.
Brianna Hudson is a Melbourne based artist using her multidisciplinary art practice to create portals back to a time of lost innocence. Her practice embodies a range of processes across varying disciplines including installation, projection, painting, and stop-motion animation. She completed her BFA with the University of Tasmania in 2012 and has gone on to exhibit her work most recently in White Night Melbourne (2016) and receive an honourable mention for her work Gertrude Street Projection festival (2015).
the 2016 GSPF Mentorship Program is supported by: