Shinju Fringe

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De­but ex­hi­bi­tion for lo­cal artist

Lo­cal school li­brar­ian An­gela An­der­son got the chance to show­case her artis­tic tal­ents in her de­but solo ex­hi­bi­tion that opened as part of the Shinju Fringe Fes­ti­val on May 17.

Orig­i­nally from Mel­bourne, Mrs An­der­son re­lo­cated to Broome in 2016 with her hus­band, Clay, and spent end­less hours ex­plor­ing the Kim­ber­ley land­scape.

“(Mov­ing to Broome) was a big life change from liv­ing in a big city like Mel­bourne,” Mrs An­der­son said.

“I’ve been paint­ing in Mel­bourne for years but I didn’t ex­pect the Kim­ber­ley to have such a huge im­pact on my paint­ing — all of my paint­ings are the Kim­ber­ley colours now.

“I had these emo­tional mo­ments with the scenery and thought about how I could de­con­struct those feel­ings and in­cor­po­rate that into a paint­ing.

“The Kim­ber­ley has def­i­nitely stolen my cre­ative heart and I feel like I have a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of what pas­sion truly is here.”

Mrs An­der­son said her use of a de­con­structed and abstract acrylic paint­ing style be­gan when she moved to Broome and had never used that style in Mel­bourne.

“See­ing those stun­ning views, I re­ally want to sort of em­u­late how the in­dige­nous peo­ple il­lus­trate an ae­rial view and re­ally de­con­struct the view into how I see the tidal rushes and the sun­sets and the pin­dan,” she said.

“I look out and just feel so in­spired and it al­most feels like a spir­i­tual mo­ment.”

Af­ter putting to­gether the ex­hi­bi­tion with the Pearl Shed Fram­ing Stu­dio, Mrs An­der­son said see­ing her art­work on the walls of the stu­dio felt like she was sur­rounded by friends.

“My art­work is very spe­cial to me be­cause I make a con­nec­tion with the views of the Kim­ber­ley and that trans­lates into my work,” she said. “I would feel so priv­i­leged if peo­ple feel a con­nec­tion with the art­work.”

Pic­tures: Carly Laden

An­gela An­der­son with one of her art­works.

Mrs An­der­son with some of her works as part of her de­but ex­hi­bi­tion.

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