There are two themes in my current work. The first concerns single women in modern society. Options such as home ownership were unheard of when I was young. And old women are no longer "invisible" either by choice or imposition.
My second concern is immigration, an experience similar to travelling but without the return ticket. My first experiences in Australia were of fantastic creatures and land forms so my landscapes are wild imagined ones with an aerial viewpoint like a ship landing, full of incredible animals. It seems the smaller the internet makes the world for me - I can go anywhere and see anything in an instant - the more I want to create something remote and unseen, recreating this landing over and over again.
What ties these two themes together is the terror and the wonder of the new.
Eunice McAllister is a 65 year old typist and artist. After years of clerical work, she began art study 20 years ago and completed two degrees at COFA in 2000. Her medium is digital photographic collage, a lateral transition from one use of a keyboard to another. In the last 5 years she has begun exploring the possibilities of lapidary and fusible glass to make sculpture in addition to her 2D work.
Since graduating, her work has appeared in a number of group shows around the Sydney metropolitan area from Campbelltown to Waverley. In recent years, she has concentrated her efforts to the northern beaches and is one of the members of the Scotland Island artist group which exhibited in the Offshore show at the Manly Gallery in 2011. She was in ArtZpace in 2010, Australian Identity & Beyond at the Muse Gallery in Ultimo last year as well as Keeping Company with the Collection, again at the Manly Gallery. She had an installation and did some performance with Art in Odd Places last year commencing her association with Eramboo Artist Environment. And her sculpture has been exhibited in two group shows at Stony Range Garden in Dee Why in May and August this year, her first sculptural showings.