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Emergent Artists 2024

Jane Alexander

New Zealand born artist Jane Alexander, completed her BFA in Sculpture at the National Art School Sydney 2020 where she won the Ann Pata Memorial Drawing Prize and Barnes Sculpture Prize. She has been a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Prize and Vincent Prize. Her work covers a diverse range of materials, as she has a curious nature and likes to explore different textures and mediums.  She is very intuitive as an artist. It is about the process rather than having a fixed end result. In Jane’s sculpture she welds shapes together to see how she can make the steel move through space. She is interested in making the heaviness of the steel appear light and how the resulting sculpture then interacts with it’s environment.

After working in sculpture Jane found that she was seeing things in black and white, and very much looking at an object or landscape in a  more linear fashion. When Jane began painting again she decided to explore the landscape in terms of colour to counteract this. There is still an interest in movement and depth in her works but colour is now used in unexpected ways. A lot of the paintings have been taken from walks in the local bush of Sydney, and along the rivers. 

Jane has work in various collections in Australia, New Zealand, England and America.

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Julie Nicholson

Julie Nicholson is an emerging artist living and working in Avalon Beach on Sydney's Northern Beaches. The artist came to Australia 20 years ago but still thinks about home. her figurative work narrates the longing for home, confounded by separation from family due to the Pandemic. Mainly working in acrylics and oil pastels, Nicholson uses thin glazes and mark-making to create multiple textures and depth.

Nicholson won first prize in painting at the Ewart Art Prize 2021, was a finalist in the Northern Beaches Environmental Art Award 2021, and semi finalist in the KAAF Art Award. She also co - hosts the popular arts podcast, Art W**k.

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Fiona Verity

Never limiting herself to one material or medium, Fiona works on paper, wood and canvas and incorporate  negative space, found objects and sculptural forms creating works dense with texture and colour to represent her perspective of place and the people in them. Fiona also co - hosts the popular arts podcast, Art W**k.

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