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Because I'm Lucky


Vella, JM, Because I'm Lucky, Conical Inc. Gallery, Conical Inc Gallery, Melbourne, 1, pp. 3 works (2010) [Published Creative Work]


wallflower (neighbourhood watch) is a photographic composite of mundane views taken through the windows of my parents’ home; 8 Yallambee Court, Baulkham Hills, Sydney, NSW. I spent much of my youth gazing through these windows - down to the cul-de-sac, the backyard or neighbours’ homes, and at other times being observed by my parents, as I played outside. Due to tree growth, my growth and various renovations, these views changed significantly over time, and yet the nature of ‘neighbourhood’ viewing has not. By this I refer to the way we observe, reflect and assess what is in close proximity, for neighbours have the potential to know us, and the nature of this relationship means that we come to know them. Inserted into concrete blocks, this series of ‘near life-size’ images operates as a two sided/faced construct; a set louvres or a fence, where viewers might catch fleeting glimpses of each other looking. The reflective surfaces enable us to experience multiple views simultaneously; Yallambee Court, the gallery, ourselves and each other, as if to look from my insides out.

Item Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Vella, JM (Mr John Vella)
ID Code:67552
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2011-03-04
Last Modified:2014-12-01

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