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Published 22 May 2020

No one better than an artist understands that time alone, uninterrupted, can help produce great work.

And while the pandemic may not be the situation they would have chosen for such circumstances, it is certainly creating a new spectacle of work for many artists.

Gallery 1855 is shining a light on talented local visual artists through a social media campaign, via weekly posts on Facebook and Instagram.

Some of the featured artists include:

  • Holden Hill artist Edwin Relf has been buckling down and perfecting his drafting, cutting and sewing skills, to make comfortable, colourful shirts for men and women. He’s even had a go at making masks.
  • After losing her day job and having her exhibition postponed, young self-portrait artist Gemma Burvill, has used the time to reflect and plan a series of new oil paintings, to be reinterpreted in digital form and finally printed on fabric.
  • Tea Tree Gully sculptor Judith Rolevink has been working on a commission for the Vietnamese Boat monument, due to be unveiled in November.

Follow the hashtag #localartistsathome to see photos and catch a glimpse of what life is like for our artists, passionate about their work and their communities.


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