This artwork is from Sasi’s book, Crokee’s Country.
This artwork is from Sasi’s book, Crokee’s Country.

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Artist Sasi Victoire lives in the lush environment of Cairns but she’s no stranger to the Northern Rivers.

She lived here for 14 years and honed her printmaking skills at Southern Cross University. She works as an artist, curator, writer and educator. And she is fascinated by narratives.

Sasi recently launched two children’s books, Moving House and Crockee’s Country. Her local landscape and characters form the backdrop and setting for her children’s books – a strategy for recording the heritage of the Cairns area. These books reflect belonging and embracing life in North Queensland.

As a child growing up in Malaysia, oral narratives were part of everyday life. Sasi spend most afternoons with her grandmother immersed in legends and fables. With the birth of her own granddaughter, she’s aware of her duty to record the Australian heritage for future generations.

Sasi has returned to this area for her exhibition at Barratt Galleries in Bugden Ave, Alstonville.

The exhibition, Unfolding Narratives, showcases her current exploration of visual narratives using mixed media and hand-coloured woodcuts and linocuts. The exhibition also features her children’s books (Moving House and Crokee’s Country) as well their associated prints.

Unfolding Narratives will be opened by the new director of Lismore Regional Gallery, Brett Adlington, this Friday, January 29, at 6pm.

The exhibition runs till February 12.


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