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Christina Thwaites - Body Transformations

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OPENING DRINKS: THURSDAY 9 OCTOBER
EXHIBITION: 7 OCTOBER – 1 NOVEMBER, 2014

In a new body of work Christina Thwaites explores the female body and the transformations that it is able to undergo.

In the past Thwaites has often utilised old photographs for her painted works, attracted by the routinely serious, stiff and awkward nature of the sitters. One’s awareness of their own body and its presentation to others is integral to these images and informs Thwaites painitngs.

In her current series of work Thwaites is again attracted to the body and the postures it assumes, this time however, her work has been heavily influence by her own body. Pregnant with her first child the artist has discovered the elastic nature of the body and ones emotional state. Although not self-portraits the artists new works explore this transitory period and the physical and emotion relationships that are formed.

Artist ( Description ): 

Christina Thwaites is a painter who lives and works in Canberra, Australia. Born in England (1980), she graduated in 2004 from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland with an MA in French Literature & History of Art. Whilst living in Paris she attended the Ecole du Louvre and worked as an assistant to watercolourist Patrick Fouilhoux. Thwaites lived in Italy for a number of years where she was tutored by artist Alberto Parres at La Porta Blu Studio in Rome. Whilst in Italy she ran the 33officinacreativa artist in residency program in Toffia and was involved in various art projects (100% periferia, ARCI, 20eventi). During 2010, she worked in Amsterdam (at Kanal 10 Guest studio) and also in Walasiho (a remote village in SE Sulawesi, Indonesia).  In 2011 Christina was invited to Palestine to exhibit with Al-Mahatta Gallery at Al Fara refugee camp during an international artists workshop. Recent works have been shown at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome and the MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome). She now works from her studio at ANCA (Australian National Capital Artists) and continues to exhibit regularly in Italy and Australia.

Venue ( Address ): 

Anna Pappas Gallery, 2-4 Carlton Street, Prahran VIC 3181

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