THREE WOMEN–The Artists
Paula Brereton, Anne Grigoriadis and Ann Whitby met through studying visual art at Adelaide Central School of Art. They are the founding members of the social painting group held at the Campbelltown ArtHouse, which meets weekly to make art, share ideas and knowledge with art loving community members. Ann Whitby is currently the Arthouse secretary and has been with the ArtHouse group for over 4 years.
This exhibition is a reflection of the recent work of Paula, Anne and Ann. They decided to build a theme around feminine subjects.
Paula’s work is looking at strong female characters in mythology, history and stories. Paula is also interested in the interplay of colours and uses colourful avatars to tell a story and carry the colours across the painting.
Anne has based her work on identity; how objects we choose to surround ourselves with, tells a story about who we are. Her figure drawings have a connection to Anne and how she perceives herself as an artist.
Ann’s first love is drawing and has been inspired to record the smooth flowing contours and shapes of women performing at an ancient ruin in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Using a variety of scale and mediums Ann contrasts the eroded linear patterns on the Cham towers alongside the feminine figures.
The name of the exhibition is ‘Three Women’ not as a political statement but because that is what we are; three women making art.