The Edgelands project explores the interfacial interzone between the urban and the rural. The edgelands are the ever shiftinge space where city and countryside fray into one another. Though edgelands are often wastelands they are also spaces where people go to play and enjoy themselves. Edgelands are an interpretation of the Parisian Surrealist’s idea of the terrain vague , which is usually translated as either “no man’s land” or “waste land,” in European culture. The terrain vague is an undefinable or uncategorizable landscape, partakes of both nature and culture, yet inhabits neither comfortably.
These images formed the basis of the Edgeland exhibition at Manning Clark House in Canberra in 2014.