Eva Fernandez Virtual Tour

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You are invited to the first of our virtual studio visits for the John Stringer Prize 2020.

Eva Fernandez will walk us through her practice with a presentation via Zoom. There will be time for questions and general conversation. Zoom login code will be emailed to members the morning of the event.

Sunday 31 May 2020, 3.00pm-3.40pm

Eva Fernandez was born in Toronto, Canada and lives and works in Perth, Western Australia. Fernandez is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Arts) at Edith Cowan University. She has been a practicing artist for over two decades, working across photography and various other mediums. Fernandez’s practice is concerned with the exploration and negotiation of the space which she inhabits in context to its complex history and cultural legacy of colonialism and imperialism.

As an immigrant, Fernandez’s art is deeply informed by dislocation from her parental culture as a consequence of the Spanish Civil War. Her current research examines her pluralistic identity in context to contemporary issues of global displacement, specifically Spanish Diaspora in the 20th century. Fernandez’s practice includes construction of complex installations of symbolically laden objects, creating contemporary still-life’s and portraits, referencing art and history, in order to subtly critique ideologies of the past and present.

Drawing on fragmented histories, her work embodies the traces, voices and memories from the past that are blended and embedded in art and history to unearth narratives in order to evoke fragments of a shattered, emotional and forgotten past. Fernandez has had several solo exhibitions and been invited to exhibit her work nationally and internationally. Her work is represented in numerous institutional and private collections.

Please email [email protected] if you are unsure of the login details for the event.

Website: https://www.evafernandez.com.au/
Instagram: @evafernandezartist

Collectors Club Autumn 2020 Newsletter

Just because we’re self-isolating and doing the right thing doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy our passion and love of the visual arts.

I am also heartened by The Collectors Club decision to continue with our annual John Stringer Prize and hopefully, we can all be together for the exhibition and prize presentation at the end of this year. Our support for this prize and the artists has never been more important. The Club is working on a format to bring the artist and their work to you along with fantastic opportunities to purchase their work.

So many galleries, both public and private, local and international, have been working away to provide us with opportunities to view and engage with artists and their work.

The following are some suggestions:

www.sullivanstrumpf.com     click on their online viewing room

https://www.roslynoxley9.com.au/ Destiny Deacon in their online viewing room

www.alcastongallery.com.au     Barbara Mbitjana Moore online viewing room

www.niagaragalleries.com.au     Blue Chip group exhibition

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has gone all out with a daily online programme called Together in Art which is launching next Saturday and includes new art commissions, interviews, pocket exhibitions and online art-making workshops for adults and children.

www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

The National Gallery of Victoria is presenting virtual tours. Keith Harting and Jean-Michel-Basquiet virtual tour is starting April 4. They also have 90% of their collection online.

www.ngv.vic.gov.au

Google Arts and Culture allows you to explore galleries and museums from around the world. It’s a fantastic website.

National Gallery Victoria Channel

www.artsandculture.google.com

And in the area of performing arts the WA Opera company is to be commended for their Ghost Light opera series featuring local singers with a new one being broadcast at 7.30 every Saturday night. Free to view anytime.

www.waopera.asn.au

I would love to hear any further suggestions from members [email protected]

Shelley