Finalist in the 2019 Portia Geach Memorial Award.
Very pleased to say I am a finalist in the 2019 Portia Geach Memorial Award, with my portrait of Rox de Luca!
All artwork will be displayed in the S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney from 2 August – 15 September 2019.
My portrait introduces the viewer to the Sydney based artist Rox De Luca. Many people may have seen her quiet works in Sculpture by the Sea (2013 & 2016) where she made site specific works using plastic gleaned from her daily walks on Bondi Beach.
“She collects the weather-worn and shaped fragments, rebirthing them slowly from the sand, and she takes them home to clean and to categorize by size, colour and shape.
Then the painstaking transformations take place…” Paul Allatson 2016
Rox currently uses hundreds of bits of found plastic to create long necklaces, (reminiscent of underwater Wakame forests), which while beautiful, also speak of her concern about the effect of plastic in our oceans.
My portrait aims to draw attention to the intensity with which she makes her artwork: the focus of her eyes, the skill of her hand, the choices made about colour and shape, her unique style and her commitment to making work about an issue that matters.
Rox received a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Canberra School of Art (1985) and a Graduate Diploma in Arts Administration, University of NSW (1988). She exhibits regularly in solo and group exhibitions in Spain, NSW, WA and Victoria.
Rox de luca 2019