Aimee Gardyne

 

I am an artist working in Sydney, Australia. Following my diploma of Fine Art at St George Tafe (2010) and Bachelor of Fine art at NAS (2016), I recently graduated from the National Art School with a Master of Fine Art in the Drawing.  I have been included in group shows such as "Cosmos" at Gallery 2010 in 2013, "Get Amongst It" at Gaffa Gallery in 2017, "At the end of the world" at M contemporary in 2017 and “Neglige” at Stairwell Gallery in 2019. I recently was selected for The Seed, an initiative between NAS and Orange Regional Gallery. I won the William Fletcher Foundation Grant and the Derivan Award for Mixed Media in 2016.

Brett Anthony Moore

 

A recent BFA graduate at The National Art School, Sydney and majoring in Painting, some of Brett’s most recent highlights include being a finalist of Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee and a finalist of the Gosford Regional Art prize for two consecutive years. By Exhibiting regularly since the late 1990’s, Brett has received recent successful solo shows at Gaffa Gallery and Brunswick Street Gallery and has contributed to many group and solo shows both in Australia and the UK in this time. Amongst his expansive experience in various arts industries, Brett has included himself in Community Arts programs, worked as a Scenic Artist for Sydney Theatre Company, was employed as a graphic designer and jnr Art Director in the Advertising industry and more recently works as a part time painter and decorator, all of which contribute to a rich and highly experienced approach to his art. He has completed many commission paintings and sold to private collectors of his work in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, London and Cambridge, including the Whitbread chain in Brighton, England. Currently practicing professionally at Paint. Studios, Marrickville.

Chelsea Fuentes

 

Chelsea Fuentes is an Australian Artist who has recently graduated from The National Art School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2020. Her art practice consists of primarily multiple different processes such as drawing, painting, video, and textiles. Her practice is decided ultimately by emotive, personal and familiar perspectives like the likes of ordinary life, beliefs and environment -often working instinctually, and dependent on her environment in which she practices. Chelsea has just stepped out recently from a Sydney exhibition called ‘Emergent’ in  2021, will be exhibiting at the aMBUSH gallery in June and is currently working on the ways of working on further exhibitions down the track.

Daniel Bodey

 

Daniel Bodey is a Sydney based artist, originally from Wollongong. His work is informed by the pedestrian-ship of the everyday urban experience. He paints spontaneously photographed images taken from his iPhone with a textured method. 
He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The National Art School and won the Troy Quinliven Prize in 2020. Recent shows include Nu Genisis, Glebe Rats and has a solo show at the Sheffer Gallery from the 9-19 June 2020.

Eloise Morton

 

Eloise Morton was born in Sydney, Australia in 1997. She is a multidisciplinary artist working across various forms of material and medium, including screen-printing, photography, painting, drawing and instillation, painting on translucent screens, using light and mixed media to create a temporary perception field subverting the pictorial rules of frontality.

Eloise is currently completing her Master of Fine Art at the National Art School in Sydney, Australia.

Finnegan McGrath

 

Finnegan McGrath graduated with a BA ( Fine Arts) from Australia’s National Art School in 2020. As a student he was awarded the Waverley Art Prize in 2016 and was selected to have his HSC drama film screened as part of Onstage 2017. During his time at NAS he explored various mediums including charcoal, oil, digital and film animation. Finnegan has been commissioned for a number of digital works including a series of portraits capturing people in their work and domestic environments. He has experience as a storyboard artist on a number of TV productions including the soon to be released “Wakefield” for the ABC and also the NBC’s “Young Rock”.

Joanna Gambotto

 

Joanna Gambotto is a Sydney-based artist whose abstraction of everyday familiarities evokes memories of the home with playfulness and vibrancy. Encapsulating the fine line between reality and fantasy, Gambotto’s series of vividly layered painted works contain various fragmented elements of places visited.
Joanna studied at the National Art School and has been a finalist in numerous art prizes, including the Dobell Drawing Prize, Calleen Art Award, JADA and Mosman Art Prize.
She is the winner of Hornsby Art Prize, Northbridge Art Prize and most recently the Dobell Drawing Prize People’s Choice

Lili Montefiore

 

I grew up in Wangi Wangi, on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Macquarie, NSW. My early life was insular and magical. I was brought up in a large creative family and attended a Steiner School. Creating art has always been a safe space for me. My approach towards making has morphed into a tool for social commentary and self evolution. After completing my Bachelor of Fine Arts at National Art School, I began studying a Masters of Art Therapy to combine my interests in psychology and passion for creativity and connection. I describe my work as a somewhat tacky aesthetic whilst exploring different concepts of social issues, psychology, as well as celebrating the “ordinary” moments in life.

Maya Barnstone

 

Born in Washington state, I spent the first 14 years of my life in the US, staying with family in Greece three months out of every year. I’ve drawn a lot of inspiration from America and my summers in Greece. My yiayia, who’s 97 years old, has painted her entire life and paints with me when I visit. I moved to Australia at 14 and attended Newtown high school of the performing arts for dance and drama but in year 10 discovered art. I graduated high school in 2016 then went straight into my bachelors degree of fine arts at national art school majoring in painting. I’m now almost two years out of school and painting everyday, still looking forward to the day I can go to Greece again to paint with my yiayia.

Mez Truskett

 

After completing a Fine Arts Degree at the National Art School in 2019, I decided to travel Australia in a caravan with my husband, two dogs and 20+ year cat Arthur. When I’m not travelling, I live between Sydney and the South Coast of NSW.  Most mornings I spend in local cafes drawing both people and interiors in my sketchbook. My chosen area of investigation is autobiographical and is based on my childhood and the historical domesticity role of the female. My use of bright pastel colours, such as pink identify with the female gender and domesticity. Currently my works are landscape in nature due to my travels. I prefer to work in the now and either make sketches or paintings directly from the landscape I am surrounded by. Colour is my main priority when creating a work and I use this to convey my interpretation of the landscape or whatever else I see in front of me. I have been a member of Art and Soul on the Northern Beaches as well as Jervis Bay and Basin Arts Inc. on the South Coast where I reside part time.

Mungo Howard

 

Mungo Howard is a current Masters of Fine Arts (Painting) student at the National Art School. His practice stems from an engagement with found objects and detritus as they are encountered in the everyday environment and teases out their latent painterly qualities through various mediated processes such as photographic transfer and low relief casting. He was awarded the 2019 Mark Henry Cain Memorial Travel Scholarship to the U.K. at the end of his Bachelor's degree, and had a solo exhibition at Robin Gibson Gallery in 2020.

Nic Fern

 

Lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Nic is currently studying a Master of Fine Arts at the National Art School. She was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in painting, from the National Art School in 2020 however, she has been exhibiting in solo and group shows nationally since 1998. Other education includes The Language of Landscape Masterclass in 2019 and Painting Masterclass in 2018, both at National Art School. In her graduation year, Nic was awarded the Mixed Media Award and the Harvey Galleries National Art School Exhibition Award (2020), she was a finalist in the Archibald Prize in 2000 and finalist in the Manly Arts Festival in 2017. Recent projects include Harvey Galleries Grad Show (2021), Threaded Charcoal, NAS Stairwell Gallery (2021), NAS Grad Show 2020, National Art School, NSW (2020); Untitled 23, Surry Hills, NSW (2020); Margaret Olley Drawing Exhibition, National Art School, NSW (2020); Middle Head Landscape Painting Exhibition, National Art School, NSW (2019); Margaret Olley Drawing Exhibition, National Art School, NSW (2019); Cabaret Exhibition, Manly Arts Festival, NSW (2018); When All Else Fails, Tamburlaine Winery, NSW (2018); AnonyMos Secret Art Project, Mosman, NSW (2017). Nic has gained national exposure throughout her career with publications in the Sydney Morning Herald (2020), The Australian (2000), Australian House & Garden (1999), Real Living Magazine (1999) and was featured on Our House, Australian lifestyle television series in 1998.

Omar Raf Diallo

 

Omar is a Sydney based artist specialising in printmaking, sculpture, and painting.

Zoe Toakley

 

Zoe Toakley is a Sydney based multi-disciplinary artist, who completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in painting at the National Art School in 2019. Her work is an investigation into the effects of light through a material driven practice, working with materials that hold reflective, refractive or light absorbing qualities. She is interested in making works that are completely concerned with perception and experience that is shaped or altered through the use of these different materials, creating temporal, non-physical dimensions.