Ilka White’s practice spans projects in textiles, sculpture and installation, video, art-in-community and cross disciplinary collaboration.
Direct engagement with the natural world (and the forces at work therein) is central to Ilka’s making process. Her current work explores relationships between the mind, body, time and place, and questions the separation of these elements. She has traveled into Central Australia to produce work in response to Newhaven station bird reserve and walked 3 weeks with a group of artists in far South West Victoria to further her immersive approach to art making. In 2010 she worked with St Pauls Community in the Torres Strait on a shadow puppet play about the threat ‘Ghost nets’ pose to saltwater people and their environment.