Arlene TextaQueen working on They took it very seriously (Brides of Frank), 23 June 2008, at Mount Coot-tha
Photograph: Ray Fultonn
Drawing with a variety of coloured markers, Arlene TextaQueen takes the female nude as her subject. Part of an ongoing project, these ‘Textanudes’, fuse the burlesque with the political to offer a fresh take on portraiture. TextaQueen’s work for ‘Contemporary Australia: Optimism’ features members of the satirical comedy ensemble The Brides of Frank ‘lost’ in the Australian bush and naked but for a few strategically placed veils and other accessories.