Eva Nolan, “Entanglings” 2023. Graphite pencil on paper, acrylic rounds. 100cm x 100cm. Image courtesy: the artist.

Artist statement

Entanglings is an installation featuring three graphite on paper drawings encased in acrylic petri dishes.  Nolan’s drawings emanate from her love of nature and her fascination with natural history illustration.  Her research critiques scientific drawing practices that position species as specimens – inert objects available for extraction and exploitation.  Nolan references “species sightings” available on digital archives to enable an approach to drawing the natural world whereby an ethics of care and compassion is paramount.

Instagram: @evanolanartist

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.