‘Strong of body, healthy of mind’, Maggie Moy, slip cast medicine bottles, cobalt underglaze. Image courtesy of the artist

Maggie Moy is an artist and archaeologist. Her special interest is in the first European Settlers to South Australia and their day to day life and its hardships. The broken ceramic shards found in the archaeological record during an excavation at the Hahndorf Academy in 2020 hints at what these early settlers brought with them, or traded, in their new life in a foreign land. Using a combination of drawings and ceramics, Moy’s contemporary art practice investigates things that these pioneer settlers may have held dear.

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