Mirranda Burton

Mirranda Burton is an artist living and working on Wurundjeri country/Melbourne. Mirranda has spent more than 20 years in a career spanning fine arts, printmaking, independent and commercial animation, education, illustration and graphic storytelling. Awarded and published in multiple languages, her novels include ‘Hidden’ and ‘Underground: Marsupial Outlaws and Other Rebels of Australia’s War in Vietnam.’

‘This is a body of editioned prints emerging from my two year residency at Clifton Pugh’s former studio at Dunmoochin in Cottles Bridge, Victoria. 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 me, silhouetted against the moonlight. Immersed in the bush environment, it became apparent to me 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?’