The ANU School of Art & Design is pleased to announce Emma Varga as the recipient of the 2017 Stephen Procter Fellowship, where she is currently artist in residence in the Glass Workshop.
Emma Varga has focused on the flora and landscape of the many places she has either travelled to or lived over the years. She is continually inspired by the memories of her birthplace in Ada, in the former Yugoslavia, where she would look out her bedroom window at the ever changing vine travelling down the wall, along with the many colours within the fields around her home. As an artist she has spent time in areas of the USA such as Palm Springs and has embraced in her work the vibrancy that such a desert location provides. Her connection with the Sydney coastline where she has lived since coming to Australia is possibly her greatest motivation when creating her art. The unique combination of the sea, sky, land and light where she lives are a continual stimulus and her greatest sense of place.
Image: Emma Varga, Ada - November # 1, 2014, fused, cast & polished glass, H 36 x W 24 x D 6cm