Last week I was awarded the Hume Arts Awards 'emerging visual artist' award, it was a very exciting week with the award night, interviews and photographers visiting my studio!
This is the first thing I've won, and aside from the prize money (which is a huge help!) it's such a wonderful feeling to be recognised for all of those hours you spend alone late at night, or mostly in my case very early in the morning, working your arse off.
A huge thank you to The Hume City Council, Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, Stockroom and my friends, family and smoochy boyfriend for all the support and encouragement.
And here's some press on the award from my local paper:
Monday, 20 June 2016
Below are three paintings from my new series of works, Chemical Chance which look at the main elements in the human body.
At the moment I'm kind of obsessing about how all of the elements are created in space, fused in the core of stars, and those same elements are what form our bodies and everything around us. It's a constant source of wonder and amazement for me that these elements coalesced in just the right way for us to ponder how it happened.
Calcium. 2016. Gouache, Watercolour and Embroidery on paper. 56x76cm.
Carbon. 2016. Gouache, Watercolour and Embroidery on paper. 56x76cm.
Nitrogen. 2016. Gouache, Watercolour and Embroidery on paper. 56x76cm.