Asian- in­spired art on dis­play

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today - Ryan Mathe­son

CRE­ATIVE: Townsville-based artist Jan Daly’s ex­hi­bi­tion opens tonight TOWNSVILLE-BASED a r t i s t Jan Daly is set to un­veil a se­ries of can­vas cre­ations in­spired by a l mo s t 3 0 y e a r s l i v i n g i n Thai­land.

Her lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion, Im­bri­ca­tion: Power And pol­i­tics will be launched to the pub­lic at Um­brella Stu­dios tonight at 7pm.

The ex­hi­bi­tion draws on Ms Daly’s life in Asia and a drive to v i s u a l l y e x p l o r e c u l t u r a l equal­ity and iden­tity through a va­ri­ety of medi­ums. Ms Daly said the time spent abroad was con­tin­u­ing to pro­vide ben­e­fits.

‘‘ When we first moved over to T h a i l a n d t h e r e was n ’ t a n y English spo­ken so you re­ally had to take to the lo­cal cul­ture,’’ she said. ‘‘ When I moved back to Aus­tralia I be­came very sym­pa­thetic to any mi­grants who left their cul­ture be­hind. I have al­ways had a great in­ter­est in vis­ual arts and I am very thank­ful to get the op­por­tu­nity to bring this to Townsville.’’

The tal­ented artist is cur­rently two years into a PHD at Townsville’s James Cook Univer­sity cam­pus.

Ms Daly said the ex­hi­bi­tion was a vis­ual rep­re­sen­ta­tion of her writ­ten work.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will co­in­cide with work dis­played by lo­cal artists Les­ley Kane and Colin Giar­dina. All three ex­hi­bi­tions will run un­til April 10 at Um­brella Stu­dios.

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