visual art

George Rose

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George Rose is an artist, illustrator and avid muralist whose reputation as a multidisciplinary creative precedes her. She has been a ubiquitous artistic force in Canberra for years. For a while I was convinced ‘George Rose’ was the name of some magical mythical creature leaving soul-sparking artwork in her wake, like the illustrator version of the Questing Beast. After having met her in person and seen her studio, this conviction hasn’t changed.

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Asphyxia

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Asphyxia is an artist, writer, puppeteer and ex-circus performer whose Victorian gothic puppet show turned book series, The Grimstones, made me cry while I was reading it in a café.

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Seeking Humanity

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In Seeking Humanity, Archibald Prize-winning portraitist Wendy Sharpe has produced a series of intimate portraits that humanise the asylum seeker debate, bringing individual asylum seekers and their personalities to the foreground.

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