Review: Oscar Capezio, ‘(Un)tangling the threads that bind them: Judy Watson and Helen Johnson’,

May 2023

Read Oscar Capezio’s insightful review in Art Monthly Australia.

“Watson and Johnson have each developed new work that seeks to bind their individual and ancestral experiences to Australia’s colonial history. They have unearthed peripheral counter-narratives to past events, critiquing them by layering them with new meaning – letting the facts speak out and get tangled among other stories. Both these artists draw on imagery and source material from official public records and private correspondence, but also family memories, dreams and the many murky histories involving nation and Country. In looking at concealed histories we discover ‘what lies beneath the ground.’”