Tia Madden, 2021, 'When Chasing Known Unknowns', watercolour on paper, in wrought iron frames. 28cm x 46cm  each. Image courtesy: the artist.


Artist statement

When Chasing Known Unknowns consists of two mixed media drawing that render the liminal realmn between childhood  memory and adult reminiscence. Depictions of fragmented realities are created through a juxtaposition of delicate biro shading and vibrant colour; however, scenes with finality. elaborate wrought iron framing presents these unreliable Through the use of parafiction, the drawings explore between confabulated and true memories the barrier, as they navigate  and challenge the authenticity and authorship of the past.

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Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.