FROM AN UNTOUCHED LANDSCAPE SERIES 2011

JAMES TYLOR
FROM AN UNTOUCHED LANDSCAPE

2013-2014

(ERASED SCENES) FROM AN UNTOUCHED LANDSCAPE 2014

(DELETED SCENES) FROM AN UNTOUCHED LANDSCAPE 2013

EXHIBITION TEXTS

This series highlights the contemporary absence of Aboriginal culture within the Australian landscape and how this phenomenon is a direct result of the impact of European colonisation.
 
The first European colonists forced the local Aboriginal people off their traditional lands and into small Christian missions and government reserves. This allowed the new European arrivals free access to clear the land for settlements, forestry and agriculture. This clearing of Aboriginal people from the landscape resulted in the removal of Indigenous cultural artifacts and identity from the Australian landscape.
 
Today the absence of Aboriginal culture within the Australian landscape is censored by this process of colonisation and has left much of the Australian landscape with the appearance that it was ‘Untouched’ before European arrival.