Liss Fenwick’s work combines documentary-style photography with long-term conceptual and aesthetic visions. Visual languages are developed on location, in areas of bush surrounding her rural hometown in the Northern Territory and across northern Australia. Particular places, sites and objects that exist outside an artistic context are studied for their potential shifting meanings. The aim of her practice is to explore the allegorical potential of rural Australia throughout cycles of expansion and decay. Liss completed a dual Bachelor of Science (chemistry) and Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland. Her work has been shortlisted for several major prizes across Australia, and she has been awarded a number of bursaries, including the Australian Postgraduate Award, providing financial support to undertake a PhD.
b. 1989, Humpty Doo, Northern Territory. Lives between Melbourne and Humpty Doo.
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This work acknowledges the rich and unique culture of the Larrakia and Limilngan-Wulna traditional owners of the land
depicted in many of the photographs, as well as the many other diverse groups across Australia, whose connection to the land is
deep and enduring.