Annique has lived near water all her life; as a child learning to sail on the coastal waters of England, and as an adult spending 10 years living on yachts sailing various oceans with her husband and children. She lives and works next to the Pacific Ocean in the Northern Rivers on Bundjalung Country, NSW. Through her studies for a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours at Southern Cross University, this lifelong interconnection with water and the variety of her life experiences became foundational to her art practice.
Currently engaged in research for a Doctor of Visual Art at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Annique is exploring how participatory visual arts projects can give us time and space to reflect on the nature of our relationship with water, in ways that might nurture connection and care. Using chance, hand-made paper, inclusivity, and technology, the multi-sensorial materiality of her works is central to the experience and outcomes. Through the process, all the participants, whether human or more-than-human, have a role to play in the creation of the work, and it is this co-creative approach with each other and environment that gives us a space for deep listening, slowing down, and perception of our interconnectivity.
Annique’s multidisciplinary practice covers installation, papermaking, artist books, public art, printmaking, video, sound, and photography.