Canadian-born, Bridgetown-based Perrier describes himself as ‘artist – sculptor, industrial design, digital artist, jeweller, multi media, film maker, technologist, inventor”. He recently won Australia-wide acclaim for his ‘Ashes to Ashes’ a hauntingly beautiful sculpture crafted from a hollowed Marri tree trunk with, human faces are imposed in relief, which was awarded the Allens People’s Choice Prize at Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi Beach.
Born in Narrogin, WA, now lives on her family’s cattle farm near Boyup Brook having spent many years in the North West. Her sensitive paintings, often featuring native animals and indigenous children, are held in both corporate and private collections both nationally and overseas. Her many awards include the Cossack Art Awards (four times), a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and the Perth Royal Show Art Awards.
Based in Northcliffe in the heart of Western Australia’s old growth forests, Tony focusses on our tenuous relationship with the Australian landscape. His artworks often feature local materials such as earth pigments, tree resins, ash and charcoal. These materials are coupled with unconventional techniques that blend painting, drawing and printmaking practices. There is a strong emphasis on realism, but not all is what it seems.
Originally from Mogliano Italy, a chance sighting of an advertisement asking “Do you wish to come and work in Australia?” led him to live in among the karri trees of Pemberton in the 1970s. Today he lives in Lake Clifton. Galliano is one of five prominent artists living and working in the South West drawn together by curator Josh Thomason for an exclusive exhibition at Collie Art Gallery – Remnants – on show 16 January to 21 February 2016.
John Austin’s black and white photographs are a means of showing his world as clearly as possible. The simplicity of John’s images belie the depth and awareness that illuminates his work. To achieve the sensuous quality of his prints Austin uses the largest format cameras practical in any situation. His use of large negatives is combined with his mastery of silver gelatin printing.
George Dorozenko is a digital photographer and artist living and working in Collie, Western Australia. Through his photography, George examines everyday objects, machines, landscapes, structures, streets and backyards and transforms them into vibrant works of art using colour saturation, contrast and tonal variations.
We chat to Gillie and Marc Schattner, the husband-and-wife artistic duo who were recently in Collie to discuss the designs and visit the site where they will be installing a five-metre-high bronze sculpture later in the year at the entrance of the Collie Art Gallery. To find out more about these artists, visit www.gillieandmarc.com.
Oak trees lining the Audubon Park - New Orleans - When I wrote the storm scene in Enticed by Blood where Juliette and Andre had to abandon their car and walk to the old hotel, these are the trees that lined the road.