Marieka Walsh's work explores ideas of disconnection and disturbances
within the natural environment. Thematically her art, film-making and animation
work questions the role of both control and instinct in relation to fear.
Walsh's practice has lead her to work in various mediums including sand and
hand painted animation, film manipulation and video.
By offering disarming anxious laden insights into animal instincts and
shadow. fright. challenges the idea of a world where we
impart control. The isolation of the bush delivers a presence to routine
tasks and assumed order creating an awareness of action, impact and desire.
Within these scenes we find ourselves inside a darker narrative, forced to
either associate with an instinct or an order, though neither are shown as a
Walsh is a previous winner of the Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize in
2009 and her most recent animation,
The Hunter, has been nominated for
a 2013 AACTA (AFI) award.