The Rest is West

Local photographer and writer, Aaron Chapman responds to watercolourist, Edwin Bode’s artworks in the HOTA (Home of the Arts) Gallery Collection by exploring the identity and landscapes of settlements west of the Pacific Highway, and the notion of there being more to the Gold Coast than just its famous coastline.

The Walls Art Space
September 1 – 15, 2018

A joint project with HOTA Gallery.

Supported by Shibui Film.

A young boy’s grave lies
a couple over from Edwin’s.
No palette on a tombstone.
No tombstone, no name.
Just a handful of cowboys
and Indians working together
to protect the soil they stand in.
The forest green of toy soldiers
and the red lining of the numbered
birthday candles make me miss Christmas.