Angelica Roache-Wilson’s commission will be published in the Queensland edition of The Saturday Paper 22 August. A printable version will be available to download here.
Angelica Roache-Wilson, Garden, 2020, poster.
The vision I have for a post-COVID world is one marked by a shift in mindset from productivity to an appreciation for inactivity. I think that enjoying free time is a revolutionary substitution for the damaging and exploitative cycles of production and consumption and that the COVID-related lockdown and financial support can serve as an argument for an alternative to pre-COVID life. I have always thought that passing time in nature is the most democratic activity that puts the unemployed on the same playing field as the idle rich and I hope that if something positive comes out of the pandemic it will be an appreciation of free time above all else. I am interested in a revolution that allows us to consume less and do less.
—Angelica Roache-Wilson, 2020
Angelica Roache-Wilson is an illustrator based in Brisbane/Meanjin. Her practice revolves around the use of drawing as both a meditative practice and a source of amusement. The resulting works often feature warped bodies in fantastic, hypothetical landscapes.