LOWANA DAVIES, JOHN ANTHONY FORNO, SKYE JAMIESON, BRODIE O’LOUGHLIN
SUMMER RETREAT: OPEN STUDIO
SUMMER RETREAT 1 December – 31 January, 2021
OPEN STUDIO SHOW 30 January (one night only)
A testing ground for new ideas and research, SUMMER RETREAT brings together 4 local artists for 8 weeks with the aim of making time and space to consider, consolidate and potentially collaborate on new work. Join us and the artists for a one night only OPEN STUDIO viewing and check out what they’ve been working on whilst cohabiting at THE WALLS over Summer.
SKYE JAMIESON completed a Bachelor of Visual Art, Majoring in Print-Media and Drawing, at the Australian National University School of Art and Design in 2017. Skye’s work moulds and shapes paper, pulp and canvas using an array of media including bleach, olive oil, pure pigment, china clay and oil paint. Her work reveals abstract formations that hang, lean and in some cases slump or bend in response to their environment. Her minimal works communicate silent observations, subtly capturing feelings and the quiet intensity of her environment.
BRODIE O’LOUGHLIN is a painter and sculptor whose work echoes elements of Arte Povera, Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. Brodie employs sketching, drawing, photography and digital media to manipulate imagery as well as working with an array of mixed media including acrylic, enamel, impasto, oil, charcoal, bandages, ink, paper, recycled plastic, dirt, rocks, plant matter and found objects. Brodie graduated from Miami State High School in 2020 and was selected to exhibit in the 2020 Creative Generation Excellence Awards In Visual Art.
JOHN ANTHONY FORNO is an interdisciplinary artist whose work draws from childhood memories through the vehicles of play, environment, scale and nostalgia. These memories are bridges between past and present driving an ongoing inquiry into the relationship between play and its effects on self-esteem. John references a range of disciplines and ideas including psychology, Gestalt theory and 80’s and 90’s popular culture. Whilst not defined by any particular medium, he frequently employs ready-made materials and found objects reminiscent of his youth. Through a process of play and self-discovery he recontextualises materials and theoretical research to form visual motifs, ritual acts and symbols synonymous with childhood and adolescence.
LOWANA DAVIES creates art that aims to make you feel different. More alive. More aware. More in touch with your human instincts and desires. Her growing body of work examines ideas surrounding bio-philosophy, decolonising futures and performance. Lowana’s work seeks to disrupt passivity and inspire real human connection via a highly experimental approach. Lowana performs as part of collaborative project UMWELT Colectiove and has recently shown work at Outer Space and HOTA. Lowana completed a Bachelor Digital Media at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, achieving the Award for Major Studio Art, in 2017.