In June we welcome Batlow based artist, Jodi Stewart to the window gallery with her intricate ceramic series.
Jodi has been painting for over 25 years and, in 2015, graduated from the National Art School, Sydney, majoring in sculpture.
After graduation, Stewart was selected for a long-term artists residency at Clifton Pugh’s ‘Dunmoochin’, a 20-acre bush property in Victoria, where she stayed for over two years. The solitude and silence of the bush, as well as the luxury of time to spend immersed in her work, allowed a rapid evolution of her unique ceramic sculptures, and a reinvigoration of her drawing and painting.
Stewart’s recent sculptural work has focused on using draped ceramic forms that are symbolic of spirit and flesh. The visual attraction of the flowing curves and different textures of the porcelain invite touch and compel the viewers gaze to trace the lyrical lines of the sculpture, emphasising the sensuality of the material and form.
Jodi Stewart’s paintings and drawings have been selected as finalists in some of Australia’s most prestigious art prizes, such as the Portia Geach, the Shirley Hannan and the Adelaide Perry, and her sculptures have been selected for, among others, the Tom Bass Sculpture Prize and The Alice Prize.
THIS WORK IS A PART OF OUR ‘ARTISTS TO THE SHOP FRONT” SERIES. OVER THE NEXT TWELVE MONTHS, WE’LL BE OFFERING A FREE EXHIBITION SPACE IN THE WINDOW OF OUR FITZMAURICE STREET OFFICE. DO YOU HAVE A PIECE/ PIECES YOU’D LIKE TO EXHIBIT? GET IN TOUCH WITH US OR FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM HERE.