United by friendship the three artists share responsibility in the administration and direction of NANA, a not for profit and artist run space located in Newcastle NSW.
During the four week residency, Prince consolidated their experimental performative works, using the natural setting as ‘stage’. Working across with painting, drawing, dance, writing and video, Prince reveals identities, desires, humiliations, frustrations and pleasures; through a post-queer, feminist lens.
Madeleine Cruise responded to the landscape whilst visiting Mangrove Creek, making drawings and watercolours outdoors, before working on collages and larger paintings in the studio. The final works operate as interconnected psychological interiors and landscape paintings that chart the emotional terrain of her experiences within the natural environment of Mangrove Creek.
Jacqueline Larcombe used her time on the Bammy Residency to continue a series of giant clunky mugs. As time progressed she converted the mugs into novelty products marketing the possibility of a new life in Mangrove Creek. This coincided with a video made during the residency titled ‘Mangrove Creek Commune’, a short narrative style video about a fictional ‘alternative’ women’s commune being set up along the river.