Through hand-knitting and assemblage, Emma Buswell communicates her personal anxieties about our potential future and political current. Hers are textile works with a hard edge.
Buswell’s installation Suburban Turrets reflects on the systemic inequality of real estate development, land ‘improvement’ and government land policy. Drawing on social research, archival documents, interviews and site visits, this work considers the relationships and conflicts at play in suburban Australia between the working class and wealthy elites. Her work challenges ‘the great Australian dream’ of home ownership as being elusive for many and its egalitarian claims as illusionary.