Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ned-headed Bull

I feel sorry for the tormented bulls in Spain. 
This is how Ned Kelly must have felt in Australia. 
This is how so many Muslim Australians must feel still today.


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Follow the Dream

Is she for real?



I have Irish-Scottish ancestory. 
I live in a country which sees two females killed violently each week. 
My country is Australia. 


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Spilt Milk

Burka performs "Spilt Milk" on stage at the Mechanics Institute to the delight of the local community.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Caprine Interloper

Burka's sister takes a shot of the two happy outlaws, 
while her favourite goat keeps an eye out for the secret camera.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Four Burkas and Six Neds

Ned had a dream about Burka trekking through the desert with her sisters.
Burka had a dream about six Neds in the ocean.


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bush Jig


Burka keeps an eye out


Under the Bridge

Burka and Ned hang out under the bridge celebrating their latest heist. They feel sorry for their unfortunate relatives who remain buckled in fear of the wrath of their respective deities, sunk deep to their eyeballs in penitential slime inside their religious places of worship.


Ned and Burka exchange guns

Branded as "terrorists" by the mainstream media and the two major political parties, Ned and Burka always needed to carry guns for their own protection.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Holy Heist

Now and then, Ned and Burka would have to rob a Moneyed Establishment, such as a bank or a church, to stay ahead on a financial level. The churches were easy to rob. Just after the priest orders the congregation to "Bow down your heads and pray for God's blessing" at the end of mass, Burka and Ned would sneak in on tiptoes to empty the collection plates into their money bags. The sound of this act was usually rather loud, but the congregation knew to keep their heads bowed in prayer, knowing also that Ned and Burka were their protectors against  police brutality. God works in mysterious ways.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Valentinian Cross


Chilling Out at the Camp

Burka loved to take siestas in her hammock after lunch. 
Sometimes she'd wake up to find Ned dozing on the ground beside the hammock.


Fire Escape

There were bushfires but Burka and Ned always escaped.


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Moonlight on the Ghost Gums

Ned and Burka love to hang out amongst these ghost gums near the Richardson River. Full moon nights are extra special in this remote place, as the intense moonlight radiating through the Wimmera sky illuminates the pale majestic tree-trunks... until every tree seems to glow with its own secret ancient magic, the crystal clear night air perfumed by the lemon scent of the gum leaves rolled up in Burka's home-made cigarette.


Friday, April 30, 2010

Ned introduces Burka to the rest of the gang.

Ned took Burka to one of the Kelly gang's secret hide-outs in the North East region of Victoria. They hung out with the gang members for about a week, robbing banks and fishing throughout the day, and swapping stories of their past...horror stories and adventure tales....over the campfire at night. The Kelly Gang were completely fascinated by Burka, they declared her to be the bravest and most resourceful one of them all.


Campfire Love

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Making Camp

Ned and Burka were both experts in living the outdoor life. Burka had spent so much time in refugee camps in Iraq and Sudan, she didn't need to be taught by Ned how to survive in the bush. It was Burka who showed Ned how to preserve firewood and warmth with the three-stone campfire: a small amount of wood burns in the space formed by three big stones arranged in a triangle, the stones supporting a pot over the fire. 


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunset Shot

Burka couldn't get enough of the Aussie beaches. Her favourite time for swimming was late afternoon, when the beach was deserted and the ocean water was warm and sensuous, lapping over her like honey syrup. Here she is taking a photo of the sun sinking into the ocean horizon, as Ned prepares the horses for the trip back to camp.We cant see the ocean, nor the horses, but we know they're there alright.


Thursday, March 25, 2010


Ned is aware he cuts a fine figure of a horseman, as he turns around for Burka's shot. 


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Good Old Fashioned Cross-Dressing Fun!

Sometimes Burka and Ned would swap their outer garments for a bit of fun. 
It was also useful in confusing the enemy.


Friday, February 26, 2010

Holiday Shot

Ned made up a special Easter holiday pose for Burka's shot.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Burka teaches Ned how to fly a broomstick.


Donated to the Brunswick South PS Art Fair in 2009.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Free as a Bird

Even though tempers flared at times, Burka was really very happy in her new Aussie bushland with Ned.
She knew Ned loved her spirited ways. These days she felt as free as a bird!


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Woops! Slipped.


Sometimes Burka Woman would fantasise about punishing the men who killed her sisters and her mother.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Burka makes her point.

Life wasn't always a bed of roses for Burka and Ned. 
Both of them possessed fiery tempers, and both carried guns...
sometimes things got a little out of control as a result.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Burka admires Ned's headpiece

Ned and Burka settle into their campsite at Lake Mungo. They collect all the dead branches and sticks around the grounds and light a small fire to warm up. Ned hangs his headpiece up on an overhanging tree branch, and lies down in his swag to rest after the long day. Burka has a good look at the headpiece, admiring the workmanship of the outer armour and workwomanship of the inner lining. She wonders if perhaps it's a good idea for the oppressed women at home to wear burkas made of steel to protect them from the Allied forces' fire.