The power in Tamara Maximova’s flowers comes from her passion. “When I paint I don’t think. I feel,” she says. “Emotions. Emotions. Emotions.”
If you get to see Obsessed: Compelled to Make “live”, a short film of the exhibiting artists is on continuous loop beside their artworks. You put on headphones and hear their voices. You see them at work in their studios, or outdoors on their tribal lands, and when the film is finished you get to examine the fruit of their labours.
These intrepid women paved the way for new generations of Australian women artists.
Inequality has ballooned to “extreme levels” in some countries.
AWMA is a long time coming, but arrives with the gender-tide turning.
How did it feel to win the scholarship just one day after opening your first commercial solo exhibition in Sydney?
“All creatures are fantastic, we just get used to some,” says artist and teacher Jovana Terzic, co-curator of the Fantastic Creatures group show at the Orchard Gallery this month.
Julia Flanagan is primarily a painter with a growing interest in sculpture. Born in Newcastle, Julia moved to Sydney to study painting and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School in 2004 and her Painting Honours in 2005.
Contributors were invited to create works which reflect a place, moment or memory of Redfern and Waterloo.
Alongside this year’s Vivid Light festival, Vivid Ideas 2017 is taking place in galleries in the city and surrounding suburbs.