JO Darvall has always had an affinity with Asian art, but that was amplified when she completed a residency in Singapore.
The Fremantle artist is exhibiting her paintings and prints at Nyisztor Studio from October 27, with artwork completed during her time in the South-East Asian country complementing pieces created at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct.
Mrs Darvall said her residency was made possible thanks to the Department of Culture and the Arts.
“When you look at my artwork, you can see an Asian influence, maybe that’s why I’ve connected with Singapore and China,” she said.
“I was fortunate enough to be selected by the Department early last year and I spent my time living with artists from different cultures. I worked with local artist Shih Yun Yeo and she trusted me enough to form a connection and we exhibited together at the Australian High Commission and Artforum.”
Mrs Darvall said she hoped audiences would appreciate different cultures working together.
“My works have been described as delicate and ethereal but they give people a joyful experience. I’ll also be doing an artist talk on November 10 at 3pm,” she said.
Artist Jo Darvell brings her experiences in Singapore to her artworks.