Anna Louise Richardson
Anna Louise Richardson is an artist and independent curator investigating rural Australian identity and associated mythologies. Living and working on a cattle farm south of Perth, her drawing practice explores relationships with the natural world complicated by human intervention, intergenerational expectations and the role of animals in culture, commerce and ecology. Personal narratives provide a storied framework in which she explores animal archetypes as tropes of communal and individual identity, underlining how relationships to place and nature can be shaped through different histories, storytelling and imagination.
Anna's curatorial practice focuses on issues of regional and marginal identity as well as intergenerational communication. She is particularly interested in art practices concerned with place making, the archive and identity politics and is committed to working with different communities within the Australian social landscape to provide platforms and acknowledgment of diverse voices and experiences.