Artist Profiles

Giselle Burningham

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I love the feeling of plunging my hands in layers of soft fabrics and smelling the heady dyes and feeling the textures of smooth satins, slippery chiffons to the harsh cottons and the luxurious plush of velvets, whilst playing with dyes, threads and paints to create the perfect piece. This love of textiles comes from my childhood, playing with my mother's extensive collection of vintage fashions, mixed with wonderful afternoons sitting in our garden in England discussing philosophy with my father. After moving to Australia I met incredibly creative people who have encouraged me to develop and exhibit my own distinct style of art, this has now blossomed into creating my own textiles to convey the emotions I am expressing in each art piece. Every art piece has layers upon layers of meaning with the love of the fabric being the passion and driving force with a question or observation of life embedded within the works. More...

Paul Dumetz

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Paul Dumetz studied ceramics at the ANU School of Art and is employed as a ceramic studio and workshop assistant at the Watson Arts Centre. His work can be found at Craft ACT Craft and Design Centre, Potters Place, Watson Arts Centre and at the Mawson Gallery, ACT. More...

Paul McMahon

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Artist Profile: I compose electronic/rock music. I also manipulate digital pictures/photos so they are transformed into my own art. As well as colourful drawn sketches in an improvised way. More...

Cam Michael

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I use my paintings and drawings to connect with people - often to provide a space of reflection and belonging. In my created world that is all-inclusive of diversity. Sometimes I use my work to show experience of exclusion and discrimination. I am currently interested in exploring mixed media work looking at the parts of identity that people don't see. I am studying visual arts at CIT and created a work that looked at assumptions people make about me when I don't disclose my disability and how that makes me feel, the assumptions people sometimes make about people with learning disabilities and a narrative in between the two describing some of my experiences of achieving in education with support. More...

Ralph Nelson

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Ralph Nelson:- Gardener,Artist,Poet/Songwriter,Paper Artisan. I grew up in Canberra during the 1960s feeling isolated and outcast from the rest of the people around me because I suffered from undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome. Asperger's is a high functioning part of the Autism spectrumm disorders characterised by an inability or difficulty in communication, poor social skills, motor clumsiness, poor impulse control, limited interests and a liking for set routines or schedules. Another disability I have is red/green colour blindness which means that I can only see the primary colours properly, if they are mixed I can't tell what colour it is unless it's written on the tube or bottle. More...

Dr Possum

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Hi, my pseudonym is Dr. Possum, I am an artist who works with computer generated art both in 3D and 2D, and writing for children. My original training was at the Canberra School of Art where I studied Textiles and did some paintings. I have autism (nothing to be feared) and this allows me to concentrate and work very methodically with my artwork, sometimes pixel by pixel to create amazing images. This body of work is a result of my housing experience, I lived in a one bedroom flat for nearly 15 years and over the past 4 years was victimised by other tenants. Thankfully I have been moved to a beautiful new house. Anyway, my therapist suggested I write a short story to help my recovery and this is what I have come up with, 3 posters which fold up into books in a decorated box. The story is to help children conquer nightmares, eradicate fear and master their dreams. More...

James Rowell

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A major concern of my work is the use of dot style painting and working with units.I admire the work of Emily Kame Kngwarreye and Grace Cossington Smith as well as being inspired by such artists as Cezanne, Seurat and the European impressionists.I have tried European styles but feel a deep connection with the indigenous dot style.My other interest is gardening and am a member of the Canberra Organic Garden Society. More...

Vijaya Sen

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My childhood absorption in art led me to complete a BA (Visual Arts) at the Australian National University where I graduated in 1998. Since then I have pursued art, developing in a range of styles and material and exhibiting my work in Canberra, each year, in both group and solo exhibitions. More...

Jenny Snell

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After undertaking a Diploma in Ceramic Art through the Southbank TAFE college in Brisbane in the mid 1990s Jenny moved to Canberra where she has set up her personal studio. Jenny is a part time sculptor who expresses her political and social observations and views through female torsos, sculptured busts and semi abstract forms. She was inspired by her visits to many art galleries and museums in her recent travels through Europe and the Middle East. More...

Niki van Buuren

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Niki van Buuren is a local photographer, graphic designer and visual artist. More...