What I can hope for is that new audiences will contemplate notions of some binary oppositions: Alien/Native, Security/Insecurity, Isolation/Belonging, Sympathy/Antipathy.
So I also offer this quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton We only know the last sad squires ride slowly towards the sea, And a new people takes the land: and still it is not we.
Jenny Fraser is a digital native working within a fluid screen-based practice. Because of the diverse creative media Fraser uses, much of her work defies categorization, taking iconic and everyday symbols of Australian life and places them into a context that questions the values they represent. With a laconic sense of humour she picks away at the fabric of our society, exposing contradictions, absurdities, and denial. Her practice has also been partly defined through a strong commitment to Artist / Curating as an act of sovereignty and emancipation, founding cyberTribe online gallery in 1999. A Murri, she was born in Mareeba, Far North Queensland in 1971 and her old people originally hailed from Yugambeh Country in the Gold Coast Hinterland on the South East Queensland / Northern New South Wales border. She has completed a Master of Indigenous Wellbeing at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales and is currently finalising a PhD in the Art of Aboriginal healing and Decolonisation at Batchelor Institute in the Northern Territory. In 2015 Jenny was appointed as an Adjunct Research Fellow at The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, in Queensland, Australia.