She found herself through the endurance (Handless Maiden)
Cyanotype, Hand Stitched Silver Thread, Oil Stick, Linocut on Salvaged Indian Textiles
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Photo Credit: Thomas Oliver
Through the practice of drawing her work engages with process, labour and self-portraiture to comment on the human condition. She references the witch archetype and folklore tales to engage with ideas about ritual, ceremony, and a re-connection to nature, self and spirit.
Gardner has exhibited in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin. She has carried out residencies and research in India, England, Spain and South Africa and held an exhibition in Vienna, Austria. Gardner is the recipient of Australian Government research and Arts Queensland grants. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours from Queensland Colleague of Art in 2016.