Deidre But-Husaim is a visual artist based in Adelaide, painting is at the core of her art practice. Deidre has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions. Deidre has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize, Sulman Prize, Doug Moran Prize, Portia Geach Memorial Award, Redlands Art Awards, John Fries Memorial Prize and The RBS Emerging Artist Award to name a few.
As a passionate South Australian I want for nothing more than to spread the love I have for light painting through the community. There is a magic that comes from it, for old and young alike.
In this series of images I was inspired by the days of bards and traveling shows. They roamed lands with their magic, music and theatre; their performances eagerly awaited from season to season, from place to place. I’ve tried to convey aspects of the mystery and spectacle of that past, and what it was like between times - reflecting on what was seen. To evoke the sense of ritual and ceremony that took place; its transformative power over body and mind.
I am a South Australian visual artist working with a range of traditional and digital processes including printmaking, encaustic and oil painting, pokerwork on wooden panels, artist books, on-glaze porcelain, and small scale bronze casting.
In my current work I incorporate a cast of creatures and plants, which have become part of my visual language, to create various scenarios. The upside-down nature of some images reflects the upside-down nature of life. My characters live in a world where nothing is certain.
A group of works covering a range of ideas from 1978 - 2013 not necessarily in chronological order. Currently developing Sculpture Park in the Yankalilla area. Working on Ara Irititja Project, an historic, multi-media data-base for Pitjantjatjara people. Travel regularly to Italy, with focus on viewing sculpture parks in Europe.
I'm currently involved in numerous musical projects and completed study of a certificate IV in Popular Music and Creative Technologies at Adelaide Universities Elder Conservatorium last year. I'm a multi instrumentalist specialising in Spanish guitar within the world music genres of Flamenco, Samba, Trukish, Greek and Gypsy genres. I play in a gypsy band named GADJO as well as a Brazilian Batukada drumming group named SAMBATUKA. I also have recently started solo performances of Flamenco and Afro Latin genres.
Eleanor Zecchin is based in Adelaide, working as both a practicing artist and lecturer at Adelaide College for the Arts. Her paintings have been exhibited locally and interstate and she is currently completing her Masters in Visual Arts through Monash University.
"My paintings speak about the complex nature of the everyday. It is in constant flux yet it provides a source of comfort through the familiar and routine symbols of banal objects, rituals and other happenings.
Electric Fields are two feminine brothers who are uniting ancient Anangu culture with modern electronica and soul. ‘…truly, fiercely beautiful’ – Daniel Browning, Presenter and Producer ABC Radio National.
My practice is described as concept driven, using and investigating materials and media to suit the intention of the work, encompass design and convey meaning. I am an artist, designer/maker and independent curator working in the visual arts, craft & design fields.
This body of work continues my interest in themes of self-perception, the female and male form and the connection between figurative and abstract/expressionist painting. In this series I explore how self are themselves concepts that are abstracted.