Tarryn Gill is a Western Australia-based multidisciplinary artist working across the mediums of photography, sculpture, installation, film, drawing and performance. Over the last 15 years, her practice has moved rhizomatically outwards from visual art through film, theatre, choreography, costume and set design.
Following her residency at the Freud Museum in London in 2013, Gill has produced works that are a result of being privy to Freud's personal collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Asian antiquities and the studio of his daughter and fellow analyst, Anna Freud. Gill's sculptures are reminiscent of characters found in folktales, pop culture, myths and legends, and many of her works appear like prophets, like the objects in Freud's possession.
According to writer Ted Snell, Gill's 'self-reflexive interrogations into the rituals we construct around life and death combine personal memories with characters drawn from mythology and funerary art to activate the space between the earthly and other-worldly, where we can re-examine, rethink and reimagine our identity.'