Lot 413 spans the hillside of Smiths Beach, in south-west WA, near Carly Lynch’s coastal hometown of Dunsborough. In considering the corruption which plagues the site and contributes to it’s uncertain future, Lynch presents a series of urgent marks, reactionary gestures and opposing forces in tension with one another within the gallery space. The motifs of the statice flower and fallen fence lines observed on-site recur in the works, indicating power, invasion and the hopeful potential of their removal. It is through these diverse forms, that Lynch grapples with both the archive of documents about the site, as well as her own feelings of anxiety towards it.
Carly would like to acknowledge the Wardandi Noongar, Wadjuk Noongar and Wurundjeri elders whose lands were never ceded and are custodians, respectively, of the land this artwork speaks of, was resolved on and is now being shown on. Carly would like to acknowledge their ongoing connection to land, sea and community and pay her respects to their Elders both past and present.
Exhibited in Gallery 2 at Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne.