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Jacqui Stockdale is an artist who grew up in Benalla and whose work is now acclaimed and sought after internationally. Familija includes painting, collage, photography and drawing from the past 15 years of her art practice and explores the artist’s fascination with the body, colonial history and constructed identities. Using masks, costumes and objects collected from her travels, Stockdale creates theatrical scenes that are layered with cultural and historical references. Her compelling photographic portraits combine photography and painting, playfully mimicking the genre of exotic postcards where subjects are depicted within a fictional landscape. Stockdale’s latest photographic portrait series, The Boho, draws on 19th century narratives surrounding Ned Kelly. Her re-imagining of the Kelly story is staged in front of painted landscapes from around the Benalla region, such as Stringy Bark Creek and Power’s Lookout.