Anika Campbell, Her Unreality, 2022, Traditional gouache with black ink on 300/gm cold-pressed paper, 335 x 260 mmImage courtesy: the artist. 

Artist statement

Her Unreality is a series of ink and gouache drawings that act as windows into an alternative world in which queer women are at the centre of their own history. The drawings were first constructed digitally, transferred onto cold-pressed watercolour paper, and completed using ink and gouache; the process taking the fictional reality from the immaterial and digital to the physical. To create a world separate from our own, a unique language of symbols was constructed to further conceptualise this realm of queer visibility and power, the iconography acting as the mediator and translator into this world.

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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.