I am so proud to have my painting “Where did you go?” selected in the Top Arts 2020 at the NGV.
Top Arts 2020 celebrates the exceptional and thought-provoking work of VCE Art and VCE Studio Arts students. Drawn from a range of media, topics, schools and students, Top Arts is part of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority’s annual showcasing of excellence.
Where did you go? depicts a lone rowboat from a birds-eye view and uses colour and pattern to build meaning in the piece. On first look, the viewer can easily miss the whale silhouette and the questions evoked by the floating life preserver. Upon closer study of the painting, the empty boat causes viewers to question “Where did they go?” and to search for the occupant of the boat. I’ve tried to explore feelings of isolation and loneliness in this open ocean environment and to create unity between the colour, boat, whale and water.
You can check out the exhibition page on the NGV’s site where you can view my profile and check out the other stunning artists exhibiting. https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/top-arts-2020/