Eva Nolan, 'New Holland Honeyeater, Spectacled Flying Fox and Numbat' 2022. Graphite on paper, acrylic. 20cm x 60cm. Image courtesy: the artist.

Artist statement

Eva Nolan investigates online databases of “species sightings” – photographs of organisms within their natural habitat – as a platform for sensitive and ethical empirical drawing.  Whilst taxonomically precise, Nolan’s drawings are also spontaneous and discursive as critters interrelate and extend beyond the confines of the specimen dish.  Her drawings challenge the systems of division that underpin biological classification and highlight the web of relations that entangles all living things.

Follow Eva on Instagram @evanolanartist or visit their website www.evanolan.com.au 

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.