No Trespassing! The Art and Politics of Walking in New South Wales
Molly Wagner, No Trespassing, Great Western Highway, Right Hand Turn, Kurrajong Road, 2021, Archival photographs, 59.4 x 84.1 cm
I am an ‘unintentional migrant’ to Australia. I left the USA in 1988 for an anticipated five-year residence in this country and continue to live here. Despite having two passports I experience a chronic sense of transience and impermanence; I am not at home in either country. Walking as an artist gives me a way to explore and express these themes. From 2013-16 I returned to the academic sphere to complete a BFA at the National Art School and Honours at UNSW School of Art and Design in Sydney. This experience enriched my arts practice with new studio skills, deepened my conceptual thinking about art, extended my research skills and introduced me to Walking Art. Since leaving the sanctuary of the university I have worked as an independent artist and supported my art practice by teaching at a local high school. I have a lifelong commitment to the arts and many years of working as an artist in a variety of media.