The Crimson Thread is an ongoing project which investigates the ubiquitous presence of Australia’s colonial history to better understand the impacts of colonisation and white privilege on contemporary Australian society. The title is taken from a quote by Henry Parkes, a British-born, Australian colonial politician who described Australia’s connection to the British Motherland as “the crimson thread of kinship, which defined Australia as a bastion of ‘whiteness’ in the Asian region.”

The work to date has been created by retracing parts of the Royal Tour of Australia made by Queen Elizabeth II in 1954. To document what the contemporary settler society of Australia looks like today, its ongoing connection to the British monarchy and to highlight how the continual honouring of colonial history generates and sustains white privilege. 

Le Space Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, Italy

Book Exhibitions:
Speculative Horizons, Kuwait City
FORMAT23 Festival, Derby, UK

C/O Berlin Talent Award 2023, nominee
PhMuseum Women Photographers Grant 2022, honourable mention
Solo Show at PhMuseum Lab, nominee
Photolucida Critical Mass 2022, finalist
Residency at Landskrona Foto Festival 2022, nominee

Book Details:
Handmade by the artist
Artist edition only
21 x 26 cm

The Royal Photographic Society Journal UK

Online features:
PhMuseumPhotoworks UK

Magnum x Photo 2022 PHOTO Lab, participant