…The Last Sky

The Last Sky … is a series of works in paper by artist Dr Audrey Fernandes-Satar first presented for the inaugural Art Meets Vet Sciences Artist in Residence at Murdoch University and the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. Designed to encourage creative synergy between the artist and the staff and students at Murdoch School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, this program had collaborative interaction and engagement as a core component to encourage the artist, staff and students alike to explore cross-disciplinary interactions, seek new perspectives, and inspire new ways of thinking.

A catalogue of Arts Meets Vet Sciences can be viewed here

A new iteration of The Lasty Sky… is a collaborative development with artist Arif Satar, with the addition of ‘bird nests’ created with found nets and fibre materials. This collaboration is an ongoing inquiry that the artists have been researching and creating artworks on how historical and current transfer of plants, birds and animals across habitats impacts on the ecology and the survival of plant and animal species. In their current body of work Audrey and Arif are increasingly reflecting on the notion of Solastalgia, introduced by the Australian environmental philosopher Glenn A. Albrecht

I remember…My grandmother was an artist. Between making chapatis and pruning trees she painted flowers mainly roses. I followed her everywhere learning to listen to the murmurs the whispers of the trees, the voices of the many birds that came to nestle in the old chiko tree and to watch the jackals in the nearby hills. I remember… Excerpt from the book After The Last Ship : A Post-colonial Reconstruction of Diaspora by Audrey Fernandes-Satar, 2014

Project Title: Fremantle Street Gallery project

Project location: Shop 197 High Street Fremantle WA 

Year: March 2022

Image credits:

The Last Sky… Audrey Fernandes-Satar, 2007  Ink and pen on Hahnemuhle paper 78 x 52 cm 

Nests: Arif Satar, 2021, Found nets, card, natural fibre and senniler ink, Various sizes