Image: Nat Thomas Postcards from the Edge Visualisation 2019. Image, set, fan. Image courtesy of the artist
Nat Thomas, aka Nat Solo, is a Melbourne-based artist and writer whose independent practice considers storytelling as the basis of culture. Using photography, installation performance and online platforms, her work engages with the mass media and its role in the how we see each other and the world. Her work was included in the The National: New Australian Art (2019) and Unfinished Businesss: Perspectives on art and feminism (2018). For this exhibitionThomas invited a number of men to take part in her work Man Cleaning Up by donning a safety vest and cleaning the floor of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. The work continued feminist performance artists use of ‘domestic labour’ that is sadly and infuriatingly, still often considered women's work. nattysolo (one woman, one camera, no film) is an ongoing endurance performance project with an online outcome. The widely read project uses the form of the social page and social archive and fuses gossip and innuendo with scathing cultural critique.