Fox in Box Shop
25th March - April 8th, Cube Z hosted Fox in Box Shop.
The fox series is a body of work that emerged from the artist, Mirranda Burton's two year residency at Clifton Pugh's former studio at Dunmoochin in Cottles Bridge. The first linocut impression was made after waking in the night in the studio to find that a fox had appeared, centimetres away from the window next to her, silhouetted against the moonlight.
Immersed in the bush environment, it became apparent to that a delicate balance existed in which both native and introduced species lived together. Like humans, the fox is adaptive, intelligent, a survivor, and yet so persecuted. Neither settled in Australia by choice, and both are here to stay. The introduced fox has had a significant impact on the ecology of the bush, but how does this measure against the impact of white settlement? How do we move forward in our relationship with the environment?