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This exhibition surveys the figurative life drawings and paintings of Central Coast/ Sydney artist Kath Giovanelli (b.1924).
Giovanelli began her career as an artist in the 1960s following a summer art school run by legendary Australian artist John Olsen. Her artistic influence include her teachers John Olsen, Ruth Faerber, Meike Cohen, Robert Klippel, David Fairburn as well as the work of European modernists (such as Matisse) and American abstract expressionists she encountered on her travels.
She has experimented with a variety of styles and techniques for figurative representation throughout her career, including expressive drawing, tonal painting and collage, but her work has always been grounded in a love of drawing. She views “life-drawing" as an essential practice, an essential part of being an artist.
“Art has been a lifelong journey. Seeking and searching fulfillment all the way. I can’t say I ever arrived.” - Kath Giovanelli
Kath Giovanelli has exhibited as a finalist in the Hunters Hill Art Prize many times since 1955 and received Nora Heysen Award three times. She has been exhibited as a finalist in the Gosford Art Prize three times (2008, 2014, 2019)
Featured image: Kath Giovanelli, "Olympia" (detail), mixed media on paper, 80 x 59cm