THE LIGHT IN US by Isolde
I've always been drawn to portraiture; I feel
that in attempting to capture the light in
someone else we ignite an urge in our own
selves - to connect, understand, be moved. I feel
that by engaging with art in the form of
portraiture we are able to find new ways to
navigate ourselves, and for a moment
become part of someone else's narrative too.
I'm interested in drawing people who look like
they have a story to tell. I'm captivated by
strong, weathered faces or characters who
seem lost In thought; I enjoy the idea of
people engaging with these portraits and
finding their own interpretations.
For the last 5 years or so I've been pasting
my work directly up onto Melbourne streets
under the moniker Isolde. I love the creative
freedom and sense of community street
art encourages; I also enjoy the
juxtaposition of merging fine art and
I hope to create through my work a sense
of what binds us together - the light in
all of us.
CBD News Interview
TRANSLUCENT by Amrit Murti
If i disappeared,
what would you do?
Would there be a disturbance
in your strange world?
Have you ever thought,
that your home is our home?
Perhaps you have not noticed,
that you’re looking right through me
-a vulnerable creature
Translucent is a collection of blendscapes
that visualises many of Australia’s most
endangered and vulnerable species and their
homes. By blending the two images into one
Amrit Murti encourages the onlooker to connect
with these creatures and their homes, our
homes, the land we both share but seem to
ORIMONEY by Mariya Rovenko
Transformations of Paper on Paper.
Unfolding some of the cultural stereotypes by
turning national currencies into the paper art,
into art on paper.
A somewhat ironic look at how money are
everything, exploration of their symbolism,
design and flexibility.
Weekend Notes Interview
GARDEN SOUL by Nani Puspasari
Garden Soul draws upon fairy tales, fables
and childhood memories, creating a visual
poem to navigate the relationship between
the human and natural worlds. Though the
artist has left her childhood home of gardens
in full bloom, she continues to explore
the imaginary narratives that live
within and around us.