I work with plants and their stories, the decentering of the human and the exploration of an openess to understanding the ‘oneness’ that all beings inhabit. This project explores key aspects of Australian history going back to the first contact of my ancestors, and looking for the unseen, the intuitive, the herstories. Using the plants to discover a language and a foundation for understanding and deep listening. Then exploring the implications to my women ancestors, and finally visiting the relevant Queensland locations on the 250 anniversary and deeply listening to the plants and people that inhabit these places now.
This project is important because if we understand on a deeply intuitive level the plants, people and connection to place at certain points in history, and from this educate and listen, we can learn so much about how to go forward with a clear understanding of what worked and what was detrimental to all beings. The questions are what will be revealed? What will be healed? and what will this knowledge impart to Australians in our modern world.
Donations will be used for the photographic documentation of the original specimens collected by Banks and Solander held at the Brisbane Herbarium. It will also fund part of the research and expenses incurred in getting copies of documents from the first voyage, from Sydney and via online resources in the United Kingdom. Part of the funds will help with travel costs associated with working in situ in 2020 during the anniversary of Cooks Voyage, at Agnes Waters/1770 May 2020 and in Cooktown June/July 2020.
You can follow the journey online at anniesworkroom.com.au fb and insta. Also there will be workshops and talks during the 2020 anniversary at various festivals and galleries.