Nicole Welch: Wildornes Land

6 May 2017
Chloé Wolifson

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At the heart of Nicole Welch's exhibition Wildornes Land at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is the work Wildornes Body, a work the artist initially created as a standalone exhibit in the Kandos Museum for Cementa17. In Wildornes Body the artist lies on a mirror wrapped in a mourning shawl, filmed in time-lapse as a pose of endurance. The work, created during a residency at BigCi artist residency near the Wollemi National Park, is the most personal work in the exhibition, using the artist's reflections on her experience of suffering from lupus, the autoimmune disease, to mirror breakdowns in the external landscape in mourning for losses affecting both inner and outer worlds.

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