Meg Allan constructs intricate worlds full of movement and symbolism, questioning what it means to be human. Meg is a storyteller offering a moment of clarity for minds bombarded by excess information and imagery. She uses painting as a form of self-expression and self-reflection and predominantly works in oil and graphite. Instagram: @meg_allan_art
Lino Alvarez studied ceramics in Hermosillo, Mexico and University of California, San Diego, settled in Sydney in 1982 and moved to Hill End in 1997. La Paloma became renowned for producing large earthenware pots commissioned for spaces such as The Lodge in Canberra, The National Gallery of Australia and many private clients. Lino is collaborating with artist Euan Macleod for an exhibition at King St Gallery which opens September 1. Instagram: @lapaloma_pottery
Influenced by Buddhist philosophies, Will Hazzard's work aims for a connection with animals and the environment. His work is often inspired by personal encounters with nature and his paintings represent life cycles and a spiritual connection with the earth. Will is featured on the cover of Spring 2020 OZ ARTS Magazine with a story about his work Feel the Art by Susan Cochrane. Instagram: @artbywillhazzard.
Amala Groom is a Wiradyuri conceptual artist. Her work, a form of passionate activism, presents acute and incisive commentary on contemporary socio-political issues. Groom's work often subverts and unsettles western iconographies to enunciate Aboriginal stories, experiences and histories. Her work The Fifth Element is a finalist in the 2020 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA). Amala is a recent recipient of an Arts OutWest Micro Grant. Instagram: @amalagroom
Stephen Hogan's studio is bursting with reclaimed steel, timber and found objects. His sculptures are a playful exploration of line and form, often with an underlying social commentary. Each work's construction is a journey; a jigsaw of steel shapes salvaged from properties far and wide. His current exhibition Imagine is on display at BRAG until September 13. Instagram: @stephenhogansculptures
Nic Mason is a painter whose art practice is anchored in her background in ecological sciences and a rich domestic life. She says she values working within interdisciplinary projects such as the Art of Threatened Species project, a collaboration with Orana Arts and the Office of Environment and Heritage. Nic is a recent recipient of an Arts OutWest Micro Grant. Instagram: @nicmasonartist
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