Tan­gi­ble cul­ture

Melville Times - - News -

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.

www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d487905 Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek

Artist Jo Darvell brings her ex­pe­ri­ences in Sin­ga­pore to her art­works.

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