Bernard Appassamy



I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia. I pay my respect to the Gadigal of the Eora Nation on whose land I live, and to the past, present and emerging Elders.

With a BA Design, I previously worked as a graphic designer, teacher and bilingual health care coordinator. I have developed a practice exploring the idea of sacredness in a secular society, and those secular professions that touch our lives at key moments between birth and death. I also explore themes of belonging, family and Catholicism, and memories about Mauritius where I grew up. I source mementos that capture such stories, and then assemble them into a sculptural artist’s book or a photographic print. My short stories are publi​shed mostly in Eureka Street.

Over the years, my list of acknowledgements has started to look like the Academy Awards. It became clear I would not see through my long-term, painstaking projects if it wasn't for the support of many. Of those, I especially thank Michael Mullins and my friends from The Sydney BAG (Book Art Group).