An antique mirror, a symbol of history and perception, reflects the sky as it transitions from day to night in the video work 'East West'. Referencing the enduring navigational function of the sky, this video alludes to the way Nicole Welch creates her work, traversing through bushland to find, punctuate and capture striking locations. It also pays homage to the early colonial explorations of New South Wales that Welch references throughout the series 'Eastern Interiors: explorations from Bathurst to Albury'.
"I acknowledge the Wiradjuri, Gundungurra, Ngarigo and Dharug nations who are the traditional custodians of this land on which I have made this work. I pay my respects to Elders both past and present and extend that respect to other Indigenous people present." Nicole Welch