Witness – Artist Statement Love and Loss Love and loss are powerful motivators, persistently compelling me to act with more thought and care. In October 2018, while on an artist residency at Grafton Regional Gallery, a visit by an exceptional magpie changed my life. Prior to this visit, I made a decision to abandon my […]

SCRATCHING THE SURFACE: ON JODY GRAHAM’S ‘WITNESSES’ EXHIBITION Jody Graham’s fascination with birds began long ago as an almost involuntary response to the warbling of magpies and the strange desolate cries of crows. The sounds of birds, distant and near, absorb us like a canvas absorbs paint, resonate within us, come to our ears unbidden, […]

In creating the After the Rain series, Jody Graham literally dragged her materials through mud and rain to produce images that express the transient ‘sheen’ that transfigures a forest immediately after a shower.  The title of the series thus refers equally to theme and process: these works are both ‘about’ the world after rain and […]