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For Martin, her application of iPhone capture acts as an extension of the body in the merging of performative and documentary practices she captures while walking the Australian landscape.
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Large-format photograph print on Archival Canson Smooth
Lucille pays respect to Indigenous Firesticks Alliance, Uncle Noel Webster, Elder of Yuin-Walbunja-Murramarrang Country, Ado Webster Wandrawandian - Walbunja and Jacob Chant Morris, Kurial Yuin - Gumea Dharrawal for permission to share these images taken in line with good fire practice, acknowledgement and protocol. 'RIGHT FIRE’ is a term developed by Victor Steffensen, Indigenous filmmaker, Fire Practitioner and descendant of the Tagalaka Nation of North Queensland, in his book Fire Country.
Lucille Martin is an established Australian contemporary artist based in Nyoongar (Perth) whose multidisciplinary practice integrates iPhoneography, photo-media, textile and performance to explore themes related to the natural and physical landscape, the social psyche and deep ecology. For Martin, her application of iPhone-capture acts as an extension of the body in the merging of performative and documentary practices she captures while walking the Australian landscape.
Martin's photographs are part of Right Fire, a body of work supported by The Government of Western Australia's Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Circle Fire is from the artist's recent exhibition Right Fire at Linden New Art, Melbourne in 2022. The conceptually aligned exhibition of immersive photographic work was captured in 2018-21 while Martin was artist in residence at Bundanon Trust, NSW. Martin was invited to observe fire initiatives that focused on the revival of ‘Good fire’ practice on Gumea Dharawal Country, hosted by Indigenous Firesticks Alliance and facilitated by Mudjingaalbaraga people in the lead up to the 10th National Indigenous Workshop on Gumea Dharawal Country. Right Fire was exhibited in April 2022 at Linden New Art Gallery.
Martin’s passion to share the visual experience of the Cultural Burn practice became more relevant once she learnt that the areas in which the program was administered were unaffected by the devastating Black Summer fires. Her photography highlights the importance of Indigenous-led programs and initiatives in managing land and healing our environment. Right Fire* draws attention to a positive association towards fire, its documentation inspired and reflective of Martin’s exposure to First Nations knowledge embedded in reading the land, soil and fire circles