Image: Guidai / Moon, Paula Do Prado, 2019 acquired by Blacktown City Council 2019, by Jennifer Leahy
Raw Records: Materials in Practice
13 June to 22 July 2023
The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
Raw Records: Materials in Practice gathers the work of contemporary artists who reflect on materiality in their art and making practices.
This exhibition presents female voices from the Blacktown City Art Collection that intricately and strategically pull together traditional, natural, industrial, and found mediums.
These artworks attend to materials and processes as means to document, unravel, or conceal meaning.
Featuring work by Maddison Gibbs, Virginia Keft, Jayne Christian, Paula Do Prado, Simryn Gill and more.
Annie Areum Shin (she/ her) is an emerging Korean-Australian artist based on Darug Country, Sydney. Her practice employs an ‘art for my sake’ approach to realise and elucidate the psychological processes and frameworks that underlie her aesthetical choices and mental state.
Through artmaking, she turns to queries of angst and internalisations, implications of applied psychology and fragments of the self that were birthed from them. Her focus on material exploration, abstraction and collage across painting, sculpture and installation allow mimicry of her mental space and the dialogues that unfold within. In undertaking this curatorial project, she aims to further her understanding and investigation of materiality in her practice.
Shin recently completed her BFA and BSc at the University of New South Wales, and is currently completing a Masters in Clinical Psychology at the Australian Catholic University. Her practice stems from the convergence of these two disciplines. Shin has been awarded the Local Artist award for the Blacktown City Art Prize and exhibited across Sydney in group shows at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, UNSW Galleries, Kudos Gallery and The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Her ceramic work has been acquired by Blacktown City Council.
Image: Annie Areum Shin, courtesy the artist
Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Blacktown City Council and Blacktown Arts.