• Grit (2021) 

    Acrylic and soft pastel on canvas

    112cm x 175cm


    This work draws on submerged realms described by the Ancient Greeks as ‘chthonic’, the subaqueous and the subterranean. The Chthonic, or the underworld, has been used to embody fear of insanity, and this work repositions this fear into a conscious renouncement of control. This facilitates the creation of work which in many ways is a product of the agency of its materials rather than the force of human sentience.

    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.

    • Instagram: @aimeegardyne