It has been awhile since I have posted here. This said, it has also been a longer while since I began my PhD at the ANU...
I wish I could say that my degree is done. However...the verification of its completion now sits in the good hands of the examiners who will determine its weight and worth.
I can only hope that it is more than it is less.
Regardless, every successful voyage is secured with the help, hearts and hands of a courageous and capable crew. This particular ship has been out to sea for quite a long time. Therefore, I am extremely grateful for all the support, effort and assistance that has kept this expedition on course and enabled it to finally be pulled (and pushed) into port.
I would like to first acknowledge and thank my supervisors who helped me commence and complete my research, Rohan Nicol, Chaitanya Sambrani and Richard Whiteley. I would also like to thank Wendy Teakel and Paul Hay for their past contributions and time supervising my project. I appreciate every moment and meeting that was afforded and made available in an effort to help me realize this eventual outcome.
I would like to give a special thanks to Kirsten Rann and Dedra Jurss for their help with the completeness and consistency of my thesis as well as the consistent and generous efforts of the SOAD HDR staff. Specifically, I would like to thank Charlotte Galloway, Max Napier, Anne Masters and Helen Ennis from the ANU for their constant counsel that always kept me moving forward. I would like to also to acknowledge and give my gratitude for the 2015 ANU Postgraduate Research Scholarship and 2012 ANU Graduate Materials Award in the Visual Arts.
Most of all, I would like to thank my colleagues, friends and family. A PhD can be a lonely ship to sail. I am thankful that I was not alone in getting it ashore. There are many people whose support, care and time was what helped me get this project started and finished. I cannot name them all, but there is a handful who I owe my eternal gratitude: Mary Lepisto, Mel George, Annita George, David George, Nick Stranks, Lynda Carmody, Dan Lorrimer, Michael Oltoff, Tim Wallace, Elliott Bastianon, The Serafin Family, Andrew White, Alex Amburger, Jac Bradley, Rob and Sandie Little, Kirstie Rea and Matt and Harry Curtis, Barb McConchie and Phil Spelman.
This said, here are some images of the install (thanks to Adam McGrath) and the full series of work can be found here: Container Series
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