Sharon Field | Botanical Artist Mar 25 - May 7 A multiple award winning artist, Sharon Field’s work is in public and private collections in Australia and overseas. Her work has been recognised internationally by the Society of Botanical Artists in the United Kingdom.
Exquisite Nature : Exquisite Neon by Aimee Frodsham May 13 - June 25 Aimee Frodsham Aimee began her career as an art handler after graduating from the Glass Department at the Canberra School of Art in 1999. After working on projects such as the installation of the National Museum of Australia and Anzac Hall, Aimee moved to London to work at the V&A and subsequently at Tate as the Planning Manager. Since returning to Australia in 2015, Aimee has renewed her passion for glass as Program Director at the Canberra Glassworks, before moving to Parliament House to take up the position of Program Manager for the Parliament House Art Collection. Aimee has curated a number of successful exhibitions including Collecting Nostalgia, 2016 Hindmarsh Prize, Reflections works from Canberra Glassworks and the Parliament House Art Collection and most recently Defining Moments featuring artists Matthew Curtis and Harriet Schwarzrock.
Emilie Patteson | Glass Artist An emerging contemporary glass artist and illustrator Emilie grew up in Orange, NSW, and moved to Canberra in 2009. Emilie has won awards from the Australian Decorative Fine Arts Society, Canberra Glassworks, and Craft ACT. She has exhibited throughout NSW, Canberra, Adelaide as part of the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize and was recently exhibited in Prague, Czech Republic, as a finalist in the Stanislav Libensky Award.
Harriet Schwarzrock | Glass Artist Harriet Schwarzrock’s work focuses on the exploration of balance and interconnectivity. Working predominately with blown glass components and metal fixtures, Harriet’s work often features multiples of similar biologically-inspired forms in sympathetic, asymmetrical compositions. The components can appear to be unfurling, evolving, floating or shifting in their assemblage, and capture a quiet sense of poise, rhythm and balance, with attention to the poetry of the negative space between. Drawn to the complexity and aesthetics of biological forms and growth, Harriet is particularly influenced by the complex interplay – the fragile yet robust balance – between an organism and its verging environment.
Renate Rienmueller | Photographer July 1 – Aug 13 Renate Rienmueller is a Sydney based photo-media artist, working primarily with traditional photographic processes. Renate’s work draws attention to the physical makeup of a photographic image, working with traditional photographic processes that rely entirely on chemistry and the hand of the artist. She is extremely fascinated in the history of photography and often makes reference to it in her work in attempt to remind her viewers of where photography has come from, what a photograph is (materially) and just how far we have moved away from it. Currently working with a 19th century photographic process called Wet Plate Collodion, each of her photographs are one off positive images that can never be reproduced. She takes time to create one image at a time, which speaks directly of the process, her physical encounter with the image and the fragility of a photograph as an irreproducible tactile object.
Ingrid Bowen | Water Colourist Aug 19 - Oct 1 Australian artist working in traditional watercolour and contemporary mixed media techniques, exploring intrinsic responses to landscape. Often nostalgic and whimsical in representation, Ingrid draws details in and out of focus from observations and recollectionsof places both lost and yearned for. Her narrative has developed to examine innate connections to terrain and storylines, largely informed by responses to her surroundings and her own history. Largely self taught, Ingrid works in a studio space at Eramboo Artist Environment in Terrey Hills on Sydney’s northern beaches. Surrounded by National Park and with lively wildlife as neighbours, the location is quintessentially Australian and presses into Ingrid’s studio and artwork. With a focus on landscapes and exploring connections to country by drawing in and out of focus both the details and broader sense of place, her work is an evolving travel diary from times lost to hopes for the future.
Jo Victoria | Ceramic Artist Oct 7 - Nov 12 Jo’s art practice has focused on revealing hidden stories in landscapes. She is interested in exploring the qualities of a place and attempts to capture a feeling, or an essence of this place within the work she creates. She is interested in giving voice to silent histories that are embodied or encased in a place.
Jaimee Paul | Illustrator Nov 18 - Dec 17 New Zealand born, Sydney based Jaimee Paul is a well-known, established artist and commercial illustrator and has participated in many successful exhibitions throughout Australasia. Jaimee teaches classes at Art&Co in Warriewood on Sydney's Northern Beaches and is represented by The Drawing Arm as an illustrator. Her artworks and commissioned pieces are hung in private collections worldwide. She is currently furthering her practice by studying Design at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Jaimee’s main subject matter is animals; however she is also well known for her portraiture and landscapes and she enjoys working with all mediums from watercolour to oils, favouring realism.
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