Meet the Artist
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Catherine’s love for the sea has dominated Catherine’s unique art practice. She sets out to create a 3D life-size sculpture dress from seaweed paper. Inspired by the movement of the water, she further develops her art-making by refining a technique and creates seaweed paper, from her local Tasmanian beach and turns it into a 3D life-size floating dress..
Julianne self-isolates for six weeks on her daughter's return from London. She finds solace in the Hunter Valley and this awakens and renews her senses and creativity. Her extraordinary history forges her unique, vivid approach to drawing on wood and cements her infamy as 'the bee lady'.
Julianne became a Finalist in 7 Art prize awards and was awarded The Trustees Watercolour Prize 2020 in the Wynne.
Mikey was getting ready for the lockdown when he found himself having a brush with death in the form of cancer. His story is insight after joyful insight on recovering from cancer treatment mixed with a passion for creating with meaning. He pushed himself to push through a creative block and contemplates being 'lucky' to still be alive..
Amani is an artist and new author, landing a book deal in January 2020 for her family's memoirs of the tragedy and violence towards women. Amani's buoyant response to difficult times finds her creatively ebbing and flowing. From painting to screen printing to writing, Amani is a fantastic advocate for combating domestic violence and exploring the growth of an authentic Australian voice.
We see how Digby's undaunted spirit is in every stroke of the pen and brush. He candidly informs us of how exploring his unique view of life through art help take his mind of his cancer treatment. Digby is a living insight into how art can connect us to the world around us and the simple joy of being who you are with no prejudgment.
Melbournite Miriam calls herself the armchair poet, she chooses to restrict her movements to her family during the lockdown. Exploring her suddenly smaller world produced unexpected health and fitness opportunities and a refinement time focus that enlarges her view of life, family rituals, rites of passage and finding hope in contemplative productivity.
Having just gotten through the Australian bushfires in his local town and then COVID 19, Cameron found himself without any immediate work. Seeing isolation as a return to 'what matters most' he resets what is important to his life and business.Vanessa's unstoppable energy is generously shared with a collective of 35 artists as director of three galleries in Sydney. Leading an uncommon public life which extends to her including her online community in making decisions on what to 'ditch' or paint next. During the lockdown, she was busy creating, marketing and inspiring others with her online classes from her Patonga Beach studio.
Marnie is an Irish born Sydney based artist. A well-timed trip by her parents saw her having an extra hand with the kids during the lockdown. Her passion for light and water saw her just going with the flow and seeing her commissions soar.
Having just gotten through the Australian bushfires in his local town and then COVID 19, Cameron found himself without any immediate work. Seeing isolation as a return to 'what matters most' he resets what is important to his life and business. Having just gotten through the Australian bushfires in his local town and then COVID 19, Cameron found himself without any immediate work. Seeing isolation as a return to 'what matters most' he resets what is important to his life and business.
20-year-old cellist Charlotte makes an unexpected return to the family farm near Jeparit, Victoria Australia. Missing coffee, new friendships and world-class live tuition, her online connections are tenuous but vital. As she finds news was to practise and create during isolation.
Sofia moved to Tasmania from Russia in June 2019, she has been inspired by the unique Australian wildlife. She explores new mediums as she negotiates her young toddler and grows her art practice.
'Sadcore' songstress and single mother, Fyerfly had her debut album scheduled for March 20th 2020 - the very day Australia closed its borders to non-residents. Finding inspiration while juggling her two children and home-school, she reignites her access to serenity and songwriting in a time of great challenge for artists.
Southern Sydney NSW
Sarah is Australia's top live female Speed Painter. Counting herself fortunate under challenging times, she creates her first 40-foot mural at a time when queues of people line the street to receive government job keepers' payments. Tackling technology, she moves to reinvent her business from a live performer, into a mural and commission artist.