Past Residencies

Virginia Ward
April 1999

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During her short stay at IASKA, Perth artist Virginia Ward created an exhibition that focussed on environmental and social issues relating to modern farming practices in the Wheatbelt. One of the works consisted of a bowl made from 160 loaves of sliced bread. The bread sliced were dried, stacked and carved, with the inner edges painted in colours that alluded to the pesticides and other toxic chemical used in modern farming.
Virginia Ward (Australia) is one of the most prominent artists to have emerged from Western Australian in the last decade. Her works have begin included in many major national and international exhibitions including the Sydney Biennale and Perspecta