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Artist Talk and Open Studio: Jacqueline Aust
3 November @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jacqueline Aust will give an artist talk about her printmaking practice as well as show the work she has been developing during her residency over the last week, as part of The Grand Hotel Townsville Artist in Residence.
She will be using our studio space to continue developing a series loosely themed on ‘navigating’ which has come about as the result of three previous artist residencies in Spain, Australia (The Art Vault, Mildura) and Rakiura-Stewart Island, New Zealand, between 2015 and 2016. Through this body of work, she has been considering the effect of man-made structures (both physical and idealogical) on our relationship with the natural environment. While each print in this series is unique, it begins with the same print matrix on which expressive marks are laid as if creating a map for navigation. Layers are added that include reference to the half tone dots used to translate images to print. Each layer serves to obscure and reveal, leaving a history and residue. This layering process imitates her recollection of physical experience and visual perspective, tracing a path from past to present to future. Her aim is to continue developing this work from places with visual narratives that link to and contrast with previous environments she has experienced.
View Jacqueline’s artworks: www.jacquelineaust.com