Jan Davis – exhibition – walking home

 

Walking Home

recent works on paper 2009/2010
9 October – 13 November 2010

‘… if memory is imagined as a real space – a place, theatre, library – then the act of remembering is imagined as a real act, that is, as a physical act: as walking.’ Rebecca Solnit

 

Walking Home is my metaphorical return journey to Gippsland, the place of my childhood.

The images are drawn from the intersection of two narratives of Gippsland: the myth of Lohan Tuka, the white woman reputedly held captive by the Kurnai tribes in the 1860s and the story of my settler family’s arrival at the same time.

The prints operate as imaginary maps for my journey, maps which record the places where particular events from the narratives occurred or could have occurred. The places named in the titles suggest resting points on my way.

The works evoke the tracks and traces of people walking across places, through time.

Please note prices are from 2010 exhibition – increases may apply.

leaping Bluff Metung

Leaping Bluff, Metung (2009)
ink drawing ink drawing
stitching on Japanese mulberry paper
59.0 x 116.0 m Price: $1,950

In search of Loahn Tuka

In search of Lohan Tuka from the mountains to the lakes (2010)
edition of 5 on Awagami Unryu paper
70.5 x 56.0 cm Price: $950

First sighting near Flooding Creek

First sighting, near Flooding Creek (2010)
edition of 5 on Awagami Unryu paper
70.5 x 56.0 cm $950

Fragments of a map, Omeo

Fragments of a map, Omeo (2010)
edition of 5 on Awagami Unryu paper
76.5 x 100.0 cm $950

Crossing Lake King

Crossing Lake King (2010)
edition of 5 on Awagami Unryu paper
78.0 x 100.0 cm $950

Crossing Lake King
McMillans run

McMillan’s run, Tabberabbera (2010)
edition of 5 on Awagami Unryu paper
78.0 x 100.0 Image $950

Herd resting, Dargo Plains (2010)
in edition of 5 on Awagami Unryu paper
51.0 x 100.0 $575

MxMillian's road, Iguanan Creek

McMillan’s road, Iguana Creek (2010)
in edition of 5 on Awagami Unryu paper
80.0 x 100.0 cm $950

apine garden, Cobungra

Alpine garden, Cobungra (2010)
edition of 5 on Awagami Unryu paper
63.0 x 81.0 cm  $725

site snowy river

Site, Snowy River (2010)
edition of 5 on Awagami Unryu paper
74.0 x 89.0 cm $725

Clearing Tambo crossing

Clearing, Tambo Crossing (2010)
edition of 5 on Awagami Unryu paper
64.0 x 84.0 cm $725

The white woman (2010)
edition of 10 on Awagami Unryu paper
43.0 x 52.0 cm $500

swifts creek

Swifts Creek (2010)
edition of 10 on Awagami Unryu paper
43.0 x 52.0 cm $500

Lohun tuka comes ashore

Lohan Tuka comes ashore (2010)
edition of 10 on Awagami Unryu paper
36.0 x 32.0 cm $450

Digital prints printed by Michael Shapter Michael’s Big Picture, Lismore