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< Paige Wallwork

BIOGRAPHY

Australian based artist and art therapist.

CV

2011-2014 Master of Art (University of NSW Art and Design)

2015-2016 Master of Art Therapy (University of Western Sydney)

2021- ‘Abstract Art’ group exhibition, The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK June.

2020- Commissioned paintings for the Marrah Bar and Restaurant, Sydney.

2020-2021- Private commissions.

2016- Randwick City: International Women’s Day Art Prize.

2015- Public mural, ‘Muralogy’, Insititute of Academic Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

2015- “Hospital’s got talent” Sydney Children’s Hospital staff art prize.

2015- Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD) “Art in science and science in art” exhibition, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.

2015- Pyrmont Art Prize

2015- Love your work: Flash group show, TAP Galley Darlinghurst

2015- Freedom Art Prize, TAP Gallery Darlinghurst.

2014-2015- Belle Arti Prize, Chapman and Bailey Gallery.

2014- UNSW Art and Design Annual ’14, Graduate exhibition.

2014- Botanica Ceramics Exhibition, UNSW Art and Design.

2014- Art Beat’14, Moriah College.

2014- National Campus Art Prize, UNSW.

2014- Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery (ACMD) “Art in science and science in art” exhibition, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.

2013- “Hospital’s got talent” Sydney Children’s Hospital staff art prize

STATEMENT

The inspiration for my art begins with nature, however, the form and concept can evolve quite dramatically during the art making process.My art practice is expressive and intuitive without a preconceived notion of what the final outcome will be. In this process, If I find myself visualizing something too concrete I might consciously take a drastic detour with opposing line work, contrasting media or incorporate a clashing colour choice. I enjoy the challenge of having a spontaneous artistic process and the associated pressure of trying to make unsystematic creative expressions into a cohesive artwork.I’m fascinated by artist David Batchelor’s musings on ‘chromophobia’ or a “fear of corruption or contamination through colour, particularly in the western societal context. In the west, using multi colours in design and the arts can be seen as infantile, pathological and unsophisticated. This notion compels me to be even more experimental with colour.As an art therapist, I’m interested in the neurobiology of art making, creative flow and absorption states, the use of art in meditative practices and mind body connectivity.I find risk taking in art making can be translational to ordinary life, where life becomes more interesting when you challenge the status quo and venture down unexpected paths.