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Jacqui Stockdale

Your recent photographic series ‘Ghost Hoovanah’ (2018) speaks to the history of migration through a complex system of symbols and visual cues such as masks, props and costumes. What are the issues that have driven these works for you personally?

This series revolves around the impact of colonisation, migration and the dualities surrounding these issues. I wanted to bring live horses into my work, so I wound back the clock and imagined how the first sighting of a horse would appear to an Indigenous Australian in 1788. Varied accounts from my research include an apparition, a ‘dog with hooves’, or as I imagine they may have appeared as strange and threatening as their

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