Sammy Hawker is an Australian-based visual artist. In her practice she examines methodologies of co-creation when producing work from sites of the Anthropocene. She is interested in how facilitating interaction with the more-than human in the creation of a visual image, challenges her authorial control and celebrates the voices of the more-than human world. This practice is grounded in conscious landing and active listening, considering the often invisible temporal realities, energies & cross-species entanglements of the site.
When investigating a site Sammy will work closely with Traditional Custodians, scientists, ecologists and other environmental practitioners. These engagements assist her in interpreting quantitative and qualitative data as well as developing ecological literacy and a cultural understanding of the site. Cross-disciplinary partnerships illustrate a responsible way of moving forward in an age of environmental crisis.