May Bluebell creates vivid, abstract landscapes inspired by childhood memories of Australian places. With a background in design and fine art, she creates striking compositions using bold colours, simplified organic forms and layers of textures. Her mixed media practice incorporates collage, painting, photography, and printmaking.
May Bluebell explores the nature of memory and its connection to place. Growing up in small mining town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia has had an enduring influence, with the red desert landscape featuring centrally in her work.
Her practice is an investigation of how information from our past is recalled and reconstructed. It reveals not only the flaws and errors of memory, but also poignant truths. She seeks to capture those landscapes which have a formative influence on us, by considering their emotional impacts beyond physical reality.
I recognise that I am situated on the lands of the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation and pay respects to the traditional custodians of this country.