Stephanie Cheek
Croydon, Victoria
newspaper clippings, photocopies, drawings, photographs,
installation view
© 2009

Croydon, Victoria is a photo-based installation, incorporating quotations, objects, articles and statistics found in, or referring to, the eastern Melbourne suburb of Croydon. These elements are arranged strategically to reveal moments of tension, dysfunction and violence in our suburbs. Visually the work resembles a geographical profile, much like a crime map police use for tracking criminal activity. The work focuses attention on events that are deeply disturbing and close to home.

Stephanie Cheek is an emerging artist, with a Diploma of Visual Arts from RMIT and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the VCA. She lives and works in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne.