Oak Valley dreaming
Born 1971, Burke, New South Wales, resides Mildura, Victoria
Much of Lance’s recent work focuses on stories and patterns from his Gamilaraay tribal group from near Bourke in New South Wales. However, in Oak Valley dreaming Lance has drawn on the floral forms, wildflowers and animal patterns from the Pitjantjatjara country around Oak Valley, South Australia in the Victoria Desert. The work refers to the long term impacts of nuclear tests conducted in this area by the British Government some 50 years ago. Lance spent three months working with the Pitjantjatjara community of Oak Valley on a project for the 2002 Adelaide Festival of arts. This is one of a number of paintings done by Lance in response to this experience.