A School for Far Lap is a simple wall based installation made out of printouts of archival end of year school photos, paper-cut into racing horses. The photographs were sourced online from file sharing sites and news sites. A simple jute twine was hung at the far right hand side of the wall, to symbolize the finish line.
This work was partly inspired from the curator’s brief – which was to come up with a work inspired by the Lunar New Year (it was the year of the horse) and of community discussions on the importance of supporting and funding public education. The title is a play on Phar Lap – Australia’s most loved and legendary horse.
This work has been exhibited at Crossing Boundaries exhibition at the Sydney Town Hall (curated by Catherin Croll) in 2014.
This work has also been featured in Vibewire.