A visual commentary on how I was seeing 2020… and beyond.
‘A New World’ – Highly Commended, Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries, 2021
‘Oh hi, 2020’ – Highly Commended, Gosford Art Prize, 2021
‘Oh hi, 2020’ – Finalist, Blacktown City Art Prize, 2020
Grounded and in self-quarantine during the ‘early days’ of COVID-19, I took the opportunity to explore a new direction in my work. First creating a series of magazine collages in response to oft-declared ‘unprecedented times’, before translating these to tapestry. As a collective, these COVID-collages started out as a visual commentary on how I was seeing 2020 at the time. But have since come to reflect how we are currently living this altered existence we find ourselves in.
2021 saw two of these tapestries – ‘Oh hi, 2020’ and ‘A New World’, awarded high commendations. ‘Oh hi, 2020’ was also selected as a finalist in the 2020 BLacktown City Art Prize.