Merilyn Fairskye – Bio
Merilyn Fairskye’s engaging photographic and video practice explores the relationship between technology, place and community. For the past 5 years she has questioned official narratives about nuclear power by investigating and revealing its profound impact on human and plant life, now and into the future. Foregrounding the role of digital media in our perception of the environment, she asks us to reflect on the social and ecological challenges we face amid technological advancement and globalisation.
Fairskye has exhibited widely for over 30 years and her work has featured in numerous international and national exhibitions. These include, Radiant, a media wall installation at Bath Spa University, UK (2015); The Sceptical Image, Sydney College of the Arts, NSW (2014); Southern Panorama, Videobrasil (2011); New Age: New Media, China (touring), (2011); Homeland, USA (2010); My Favourite Australian, National Portrait Gallery (2008) & Australian Centre for Photography (2009); Figuring Landscapes, Tate Modern (touring 2008-2010); and Interesting Times - Focus on Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art (2005). Solo shows include Artspace (2007), Institute of Modern Art (2002), and the 10th Biennale of Sydney (satellite exhibition).
Fairskye’s work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Getty Collection, US, and the Museum of Modern Art, US.