Please join us at the ANU School of Art & Design Gallery for a talk with artist
5.30 – 6.30pm, Wednesday 3 March
Join Angela and she walks you through her current exhibition, JamFactory ICON, Angela Valamanesh: About being here, providing insights into her artistic processes spanning her 40 year career.
Inspired by the symbiosis between science and poetry Angela Valamanesh’s artworks elicit intrigue and a strong sense of personal investigation as she manipulates seemingly familiar anatomical, botanical and parasitic forms in beguiling and unusual ways.
Angela Valamanesh was born in Port Pirie, South Australia in 1953 and currently lives and works in Adelaide. Angela holds a Diploma in Design in Ceramics from the South Australian School of Art (1977), a Master of Visual Arts from the University of South Australia (1993), and a PhD from the University of South Australia (2012). Her drawings, ceramic objects, and watercolours are the result of an incredible depth of research, referencing complex scientific, historic, and philosophical ideas. Angela’s imagery stems from micro- and macro- biology, historical anatomical and botanical illustrations, natural history collections, and rare books. Valamanesh’s oeuvre is populated with the animal, vegetable, and mineral with glimpses of microbes, bacteria, pathogens, and spores.
JamFactory’s Icon Series celebrates the achievements of South Australia’s most influential artists working in craft-based media.
JamFactory ICON Angela Valamanesh: About being here is a JamFactory touring exhibition.
JamFactory ICON Angela Valamanesh: About being here has been assisted by the South Australian Government through the Department for Innovation and Skills and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, Contemporary Touring Initative.
Angela Valamanesh acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts.
Angela Valamanesh is represented by GAG Projects, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide.