The book, which will be created using a $6000 Artsource grant, will be based on his residency at Fremantle Arts Centre where he asked people to write truths, lies and secrets, which were then anonymously put into a box.
‘The project had no real filter on it, and in that way it functioned like a geographically fixed social networking site,’ he said.
‘The book will contain a collection of drawings and diagrams based on the contents of the box.’
It is one of Broadhurst’s first projects post-university studies, where he honed his craft after first learning about art through his parents who own an art gallery.
‘I tend to focus on text, drawing, mapping and diagrams,’ he said.
‘I like to have a layered effect in my works. It might be funny and cartoony, but the more time you spend with the work you realise the deeper meaning.’
Broadhurst was one of five artists to be awarded an Emerging Artists Program grant.