Doodling a national self

Ben Sheppard

Presented in collaboration with Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. This talk explores a body of work which offers a working drawing practice to reflect on and represent the true nature of the Australian nation state and its ostensible identity – that being a relational tangle of manifold cultures and bureaucracies. Not an invented heroic ideology cast in bronze or set in gilt frame, rather, an ongoing, deliberative continuum of works in progress.

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