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Brisbane’s Emerging Artists on show

Published Monday 3 April 2017
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Five up-and-coming Brisbane artists will unveil their latest works in this year’s Art from the Margins Emerging Artist exhibition, to be held at Graydon Gallery in New Farm.

The annual exhibition is a highlight on the Art from the Margins calendar and is an opportunity for talented local artists to further develop their creative vision through individual mentoring while providing them with a platform from which to reach new audiences.

Art from the Margins Manager, Anthony Anderton, says this year’s exhibition is not to be missed. 

“The diversity and breadth of talent in this year’s exhibition is remarkable. It is such an important stepping stone for each of these artists to have the opportunity to display their work in an established commercial gallery,” he said. 

Artists taking part in the exhibition are Wesley Brown, Claire Fulton, Kathy Harwin, Joanne Braddy and Renee White. Each of the artists was chosen by the panel of professional judges from the hundreds of entries to Art from the Margins’ 2016 Brisbane Festival Exhibition.

Artist Joanne Braddy’s  paintings and sculptures are a deeply personal and intimate expression of her inner world and experiences.  

“The human face is my focus, as I draw the viewer’s attention to the emotion in the eyes. My paintings can be impacting, moving and healing, and speak to the viewer on their inner struggles and strengths,” she said.

“My artwork is always authentic, exhibiting strong and powerful images that draw a visual impact of the human emotion. Through my artwork it is my aim to gain more awareness for the struggles and strengths of people dealing with depression. My paintings are an expression of my inner world. Through my art I’ve found the courage to break the silence of depression.”

Art from the Margins is a not for profit art program designed to bridge the gap between artists living with disadvantage and the community. This is the sixth year the program has partnered with the Graydon Gallery and artist John Armstrong supported the artists with a program of individual mentoring.

The official opening will take place on Thursday 6 April from 5:30pm at the Graydon Gallery in New Farm.

The exhibition at Graydon Gallery will be open daily from Wednesday 5 April to Sunday 9 April from 10am to 4.30pm.

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