Opening Night – Diverse by ArtSHINE Artists
Please join the ArtSHINE community as we celebrate the latest exhibition by ArtSHINE artists; Diverse.
The exhibition runs: 17 February to 30 March 2023 (open Mon – Fri 10 am – 5 pm)
OPENING CELEBRATION: Wednesday, 22 February at 6 pm.
VENUE: The Darling Square Community Bank
Shop NE12, 11 Little Pier Street, HAYMARKET NSW 2000
* ArtSHINE is mindful of NSW Health guidelines and updates, so we’ll be notifying guests of any special requirements or conditions closer to the time should any circumstances change. Thank you for your understanding.
About the exhibition
Showcasing five unique Queer ArtSHINE Artists; Arvee Gibson, Anthony Van Lam, Camryn Smith, Julie Ellitt, and Katie Lloyd, Diverse’ is a multi-disciplinary exploration of creativity, inclusivity, and diversity.
About the artists:
Anthony Van Lam
As a watercolourist, I strive to create beautiful organic shapes representing healing and wellness through an exploration of lines, silhouettes, and colour. I also create with mixed media and use the beauty of shapes, flowers, and animals as multiple transparent layers in a composition, blended to generate deeper meanings.
My work focuses on character art and surface design. Whether it’s a simple pattern or complex illustration, I love creating artwork that allows people to see themselves reflected in it.
My work is inspired by the heady colours of Australia’s native fauna and flora. I combine colour, texture, symbolism, layers and detail in work that’s bold and vibrant.
I love photographing flora and fauna; nature and animals are very close to my heart. My art and photography are my words. I hope my art speaks to people and that they enjoy how I see and feel about the natural world that we live in.
As a visual artist working with watercolour, acrylic, and pen, I’m influenced by themes of gender, identity, sexuality, nature, beauty, and the female experience. I explore using textures and layers of paint, with emotive saturated colour and gradients of light to create an essence of the divine in my representational and figurative works.
Location:Bendigo Darling Square Community Bank
22 February 2023