Simryn Gill was born in Singapore in 1959. She lives in Sydney and spends a few months of every year in Port Dickson in Malaysia, the town where she grew up. She uses many different methods and materials—photography, making objects, collecting things, making assemblages, drawing, writing—in thinking about how we inhabit the places we live in. She also makes artist’s books. Some recent ones are: GARDEN published by Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2010); PEARLS published by Raking Leaves, London & Colombo, (2008); GUIDE TO THE MURALS AT TANJONG PAGAR RAILWAY STATION, SINGAPORE, published by Singapore Biennale (2006).