All Guns Blazing
OFFICIAL OPENING: Friday 14 June, 6pm
EXHIBITION SHOWING: 14 June – 10 August
ARTISTS TALK: Friday 14 June, 1:30 – 3:30pm
All Guns Blazing is a body of work of artist Jamie-Lea Trindall, where she explores the challenges and triumphs of her birth right. A story that embodies the impact of colonisation in southeast Australia, in particular regional NSW.
All Guns Blazing is a voyage of discovery, uncovering the depths of intrinsic connections, where generations of brave trailblazers have carved winding paths through the outback country. Here she uncovers how deeply connected her own bold life experiences are to the stories, the funny anecdotes, the long yarns, the wise recommendations of an uncle, the hidden messages of a sepia photograph.
Trindall experiments with the ancient traditions of carving in a modern dramatic form of block printing. Her usual approach to string making and ceramics installation is now portrayed through works on paper, a chosen soft fragile material. The work reflects the strong and bold connection to country, life experiences, energies of nature, pulling together pieces of beauty from her everyday life. Magnifying their detail while being surrounded by bold, brave and authentic family stories of those who have gone in ‘All Guns Blazing’ from fringe dwelling pastoralists, forefathers of the wool trade, tough as nails nurses, to the stockman, camp chefs and cowboys.
Prior to the opening, join Jamie-Lea Trindall for a journey of discovery through outback Wailwan country to explore, with her in All guns Blazing, the challenges of her birthright as a Wirradjuri woman. Her work reflects on her connections to country and the bold, brave and authentic family stories of those who have gone in ‘All Guns Blazing’ from fringe dwelling pastoralists, forefathers of the wool trade, tough as nails nurses, to the stockman, camp chefs and cowboys.
About The Artist
Executive Director of Outback Arts, Freelance Curator, Artist and Designer with over a decade of experience in arts & cultural strategy and project delivery in remote communities of far western NSW. A Wiradjuri woman Jamie-Lea is recognised as one of the leading contemporary artists in Western NSW and a founding member of the Aboriginal Regional Arts Alliance.
In 2009 Jamie-Lea graduated with Bachelor Art Education; Majoring in Sculpture/Installation and Photography from University NSW College of Fine Arts. She then returned to her hometown to take on the role of Executive Director for Outback Arts.
Her works are inspired by her upbringing, on Wailwan country, her story embodies the south east colonisation impacts in regional NSW, and the forethought of brave trailblazers in rural Australia.
She explores the ancient traditions of carving and string making through a contemporary approach to fibre, ceramic installation and Printmaking. Jamie’s work reflects the strong and bold connection to country, life experiences, intrinsic connections, pulling together pieces of beauty from her everyday life. Magnifying their detail while being surrounded by bold, brave and authentic family stories of those who have gone through regional NSW all guns blazing.
Jamie-Lea’s work has been exhibited at:
- String theory: Focus on contemporary Australian art 2013 which brought together over 30 Aboriginal artists and artist groups from across the country at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney.
- Country: Connective understanding: a focus through contemporary Aboriginal art a Collateral event at 56th Venice Biennale 2015.
- The Land is Talking Alliance Francaise Sydney 2019
- Linear Nation alongside Uncle Sooty Welsh at Koskela in 2020.
- Ngayirr Nyurambang Mudgee Regional Gallery 2022
- SOUTHEAST Aboriginal Art market Carriageworks 2018 to present