James Tylor (AU)
Image: James Tylor, Economics of Water #2 (Divide), 2018. Courtesy the artist.
Born in Mildura, Victoria, visual artist James Tylor grew up in Menindee in far west New South Wales, before moving to Kununurra and Derby in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in adolescence. His work explores Australian cultural representations through the perspectives of his multicultural heritage, which comprises Nunga (Kaurna), Māori (Te Arawa) and European (English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch and Norwegian) ancestry.
Originally trained as a carpenter in Australia and Denmark, Tylor is now a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice explores Australian environment, culture and social history. His preferred mediums include video, painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, sound, scents, food, and using both analogue and digital photographic techniques to create contemporary Daguerreotypes—and to create new representations of Australian society and history.