Angela Casey

Angela Casey is a Tasmanian visual artist whose practice is predominately photography, frequently within the context of installation. Museum specimens of Tasmanian native and endemic birds often feature in her works as surrogates for the human presence within still life compositions. They form unsettling visual narratives that float within a deep black cloak of space. Black is the colour of silence, providing sanctuary for the viewers’ contemplation of the narrative within our world of noise. The works are initially informed by artefacts and histories sourced during artist residencies and in response to public institutional and privately-owned collections. Casey interrogates and transforms their initial states in restaged scenarios with contemporary inclusions such as garbage bags, neon signs, hazard tape, wine cask bladders and bedazzled rotting fruit. Casey offers an alternative storyline, re-imagined for contemporary audiences.