Naomi Taylor Royds
About the work
Bushfires, floods and Covid have all played a part in dismantling our every day lives and sense of
normality. Along with inconsistent advice, border closures and State versus State bickering, we have
seen an unravelling and chaotic period in Governments, when what we needed most was a strong
The bushfires of late 2019 into 2020 roared through the region without regard for fences or
borderlines, wiping out everything in the way. Floods soon followed. Then Covid.
Using the 1954 land survey map showing the 15 districts within the ACT, No Boundaries illustrates
the tumbling of these borders, the falling away of the familiar, the collapsing of the safe peripheries
we once knew.
Boundaries, fences, and lines drawn on a map, are not solid barriers to what nature has thrown at
the people of Canberra and the surrounding region over the past few years but are purely used to
illustrate an illusion of safety and certainty.
Thanks to- Scott at RSK Welding & Fabrication in Braidwood
Photos by Heeseon Jung
About the artist
Naomi Taylor Royds completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at The School of Art
and Design, ANU, Canberra in 2017, majoring in Sculpture.
Taylor Royds is a Braidwood based, emerging artist whose work is inspired by
individual landscape and personal memory. Objects are seen as repositories of memory
forming our identity and telling our story.
She has participated in numerous selected group exhibitions, been a finalist in various
Art Awards and held a Solo show at CCAS Manuka. Taylor Royds received “The
Emerging Artist Award” at Sculpture@Shaw in Murrumbateman earlier this year and
will again be included in Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi in October 2022.
A multidisciplinary artist, her works have been exhibited interstate, are held in private
collections and have been shown in public spaces in NSW and Canberra.
Instagram is – naomisculptart
- No Boundaries
- Cor-ten steel , mild steel and rod , repurposed fencing materials
- 134 (d) x 112 (w) x 184cm (h)