Asian- inspired art on display
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.