Earth to Images
27 October - 12 November
Earth to Images addresses migration, colonisation and belonging through a conscious observation of nature and its unfolding. After moving to Australia in 2019, and as migration became an increasingly tense subject in the face of the pandemic, Cobham started considering more abstract ways to understand borders, identity and belonging.
The artist surveyed landscape and language, with her work manifesting in the form of drawings, prints, installations, and weavings. Earth to Images embodies the fraught translations between the analogue and the digital, between gesture and image, and between communication and misunderstanding.
Image: Melanie Cobham, FROST (Documenting Winter in the ACT), 2022, lumen prints.