Artists
   
 

The Rainbow Project

Interestingly, we are the only species in the animal kingdom that choose deliberately to create art. We first began doing this (according to visual-arts-cork.com), approximately 1.7 million years ago when evidence shows cupules — small flat stones with engravings — were discovered on every continent except Antarctica.

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Rod Moss

Rod Moss relocated from Melbourne to Alice Springs in the early 1980s to assume a lecturing position in painting at the local College, now Charles Darwin University. He was taken in by the Eastern Arrernte custodians and developed an especially close relationship with the Elder of families whose custodial lands were in the Simpson desert. For over a decade he travelled, whenever possible, with the old man who confided in him the stories of the country east of the town.

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Leigh Arnold

Born with Aspergers, Leigh Arnold’s art depicts a different view of the world. Stephen Wright asks what being an artist means to him …”I reckon an artist’s job is to interpret, to interpret the world as they see it. But it’s also a journey, constantly pusing yourself … it’s a way of growing, you know...

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Annette Allman

Annette Allman

Anne has been drawing and painting all her life, but it wasn’t until ten years ago that she had the time and space to seriously devote to her art. Telling a story is what motivates her to paint. For the past 25 years, she has listened to people’s personal and frequently painful stories about abuse, loss and betrayal.

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Kim Healey

Kim Healey

Kim Healey is a descendant of the Djunbun clan (northern NSW, Australia) which was her grandfather Tobi Bancroft’s country ( Fresh Water people). She lived there for a few years care taking the land, and living with solar power and tank water which was very special to her. As hard as it was at times, especially during Winter with a new born baby and limited resources, Kim made do, and bought her children up connected to their ancestor’s country, and learning to work for basic needs such as a hot bath. Her grandmother Elsie Bancroft was of the Dhungutti people who were from Nambucca Heads (northern NSW, Australia) which is a coastal area (Saltwater people).

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Annett Bank

Annett Bank

My art is generally created in meditation and promotes a state of dynamic wellbeing, holistic health, transformation and change. The paintings have the power to affect your energetic structure just by viewing them and work through their visual vibration of colour, imagery and texture.

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Orna Ben-Shoshan

Orna Ben-Shoshan

Artist Orna Ben-Shoshan conceives the images she paints through channeling. All of her paintings are completed in her mind before she transfers them onto the canvas.Her metaphysical work infuses deep spiritual experience with subtle humor. Orna Ben-Shoshan has been an auto deduct artist for the past 30 years. Her artwork has beem exhibited in numerous locations in the USA, Europe and Israel. Her major motivation as a visual artist is to share her visions with others to expand their consciousness and inspire new ways of thinking.

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Katka Adams

Katka Adams

For me, art-making is a challenging process that requires a great deal of thought and problem-solving. Lots of decisions are constantly being made to resolve the drawing. It is like a great, complex puzzle that I need to solve without knowing the outcome. All sorts of elements come into it both in terms of emotional or narrative content and the technical solution of visual basics such as tone, colour, line, and composition.

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Marika Bryant

Marika Bryant

Marika admits “I am a ‘process worker’ learning and creating from a ‘painterly’ continuous process, letting the brush, palette knife, paint, textures, layering, scratching back, over-painting, sculpting by adding beads or objects, tearing, sewing and collage form the finished painting.
If I can inspire others to become more creative and to breathe in their environment, embracing their uniqueness in this world, being accountable for their place in their own space, lending a helping hand or giving a leg-up to other emerging, struggling, hopeful artists, then my job here is done…"

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Hilary Herrmann

The visual arts have always been an integral part of my everyday life, enhancing it with passion, stimulation and excitement. More recently however, I have applied myself and made the commitment to be a full time practicing artist and so increasingly, as one world merges with the other, it has become the driving force in my life.

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Lyne Marshall

Lyne lives and works on a mountain range at Tallegalla, with her studio overlooking Minden Valley and the landscape that has come to influence her most. Although elements of nature invade her paintings, especially skies, these are far from realistic works.

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Camilla Connolly

The decision to take a serious look at my health and lifestyle was not a considered one. In 1998 at the age of 36, I found myself decimated by substance abuse….and so today, I not only paint and enjoy the delights of my family and friends, but I believe in giving and being of service to others.

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Melinda Blair Patterson

Melinda grew up in Adelaide in a typical Australian family and had a career of twenty years in the corporate world before becoming an artist. From an early age she has been able to sense and feel the energy of other people and in her latte twenties this emerged more fully.

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Jose Hernandez

On January 6th, 2000, I had two life-threatening experiences. I was in hospital after an accident at work and unexpectedly found myself in respiratory distress. As I fought for my life with every ounce of energy I could muster, I found myself in the most beautiful place I had ever seen, and it was very painful for me to leave.

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Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson (1965-) traces his heritage through his grandmother back to the Muruwari tribe (Muruwari (Moo-roo-warri) - meaning 'to fall (warri) with a fighting club (murru) in one's hand')
The Muruwari people were an important group who occupied an area of Australia from about Cunnamulla in south-west Queensland, southward to the northern bank of the Barwon River near Brewarrina, New South Wales.

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Karla Dickens

Karla Dickens, Wiradjuri painter, was born in Sydney in 1967. Karla began creating art at high school in Life Drawing classes where the female form was her main subject matter. She began her formal training as an artist when she enrolled at the National Art School in Darlinghurst, Sydney in 1991 where she obtained a Fine Arts Diploma in 1993 and a Bachelor in Fine Arts in 2000.

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