In this in-depth interview with Susie Dureau, Barbie Robinson distils the complex narrative of Susie's current exhibition I am NOT an individual. The experience of both artist and interviewer shine throughout their exchange which is revealing, interesting and left me wanting more! https://livingartscanberra.com.au/susie-dureau-i-am-not-an-individual/
Canberra artist Sara Freeman will open her solo exhibition on 23 May. The making of this exhibition entitled ‘No such thing as solid ground’ has been a healing experience for Sara. A way of processing the events of the past 6 months. For many of us, the chaos of the pandemic compounded the anxiety of a Summer of fires. These events further exacerbated the trauma Freeman was already suffering following the death of her father in October last year. ‘My father was a painter and as a child I used to sleep with the smell of turpentine wafting through the...
‘No matter how flattened, ragged, bereft, raw, heartbroken or exhausted you feel, your very presence makes a difference.’
Paintings from a wild summer, in egg tempera and beeswax by Sara Freeman