James Tylor, born Mildura, Victoria 1986
Kaurna people, South Australia
Represented by Vivien Anderson Gallery, Naarm/ Melbourne, GAG Projects – Greenaway Art Gallery, Tarntanya/Adelaide and N. Smith Gallery, Warrang/Sydney
Rebecca Selleck, born Canberra 1986
Represented N. Smith Gallery, Warrang/Sydney
Both live and work in Canberra
James Tylor and Rebecca Selleck use their practices to illuminate issues around the continuing cultural and environmental impacts of colonisation in Australia, referencing their subjective experiences to create multi-layered installation, sculptural and photographic works. Selleck's use of domestic furniture as a device to physically engage viewers tied perfectly with Tylor's background in carpentry and carving, as well as with their desire to create work that captures their contemporary experiences against the backdrop of Australian history which helped inform it. They use their collaborative practice to explore their family’s colonial, Indigenous and new immigrant histories through furniture making, bronze casting and photography, reflecting on the impact of colonisation on their experience with the environment and contemporary Australian culture.