One of the exhibitions we are looking forward to during St Kilda Arts Alive SEPTEMBER ART CRAWL 21 - 23 is Justine Kuran @justinekurandesigns
paper artists who will be showing her work at the foyer of @novotelstkilda
Justine is a self-taught artist in the ancient practice of 'quilling' or 'paper filigree'. She has been working full-time on her craft from her home studio for the past five and a half years. All works are original, three-dimensional pieces made entirely from hand-rolled, curled, shaped, cut, folded and glued strips of paper. In addition to Justine’s original artwork she has also taken images of her work to create greeting and gift cards, mugs and limited edition prints.
Over the years Justine has been fortunate to be commissioned to create gifts for many international guests and local dignitaries including Hollywood legends, Goldie Hawn and Jane Seymour, former Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty and inspiring leaders such as Dr Susan Alberti and the Honourable Linda Dessau.
Justine is inspired by the scope of the works of Ai Weiwei, the political statements of Banksy, the pop art of Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring and the extraordinary use of colour by David Hockney. ‘I love art that has depth and texture, that draws you in and makes you want to reach out and touch it, or look at it so closely that you leave your nose print on the glass.
I'm absolutely loving exploring new ways to present my work, more contemporary pieces and on a larger scale than what I have created in the past.’ Justine will be doing paper demonstrations during the art crawl so drop in and say hi and see how these beautiful pieces are created.
St Kilda Arts Alive
SEPTEMBER ART CRAWL
21-23 September 2018
ST KILDA ARTS COMMUNITY
Revitalising Arts & Culture in St Kilda by connecting local artists, venues and St Kilda community through SKAC events. ────────