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Sam Harrison Art

Under the Surface *Central* (2021)

Regular price $1,200.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $1,200.00 AUD

Medium : Charcoal on Canvas 

Year : 2021

Size :  100 x 75 cm

Price : $1200

Prints : On Request

Under the Surface is a series of drawings that uncover the hidden histories of Brisbane. These drawings came about after returning to Brisbane after a number of years away. 

This process of returning brought up questions of reconciling feeling at home in places with traumatic histories. 

This artwork looks at the Battle of Brisbane, a conflict between Australian and American troops stationed in the CBD during WW2. This story has become a character defining story of the city. They way we retell this story has created a framework for how I wish First Nations history was told, with deep interest in the social and historical context of each individual to give colour and life to the retelling of events.