Naked and Nude Art Prize 2019 finalist Alice Palmer is settling into The Wall Project residency at the Manning Regional Art Gallery, providing visitors with a great opportunity to meet, chat and interact with a talented artist as she works.
The Wall Project is a public project allowing artists to explore, collaborate and showcase their artistic skills in an interactive environment - one of the Gallery's internal walls.
The artist in residency at Manning Regional Art Gallery sees emerging and established artists invited to submit a proposal which explores any theme during gallery opening hours for a period of two to three weeks. The artist or artists will utilise the space, creating work and encouraging audience interaction.
Alice spent her early life in Perth and grew up with a strong connection to the arts.
She spent some years studying Science and Art before choosing to practice painting exclusively.
Alice recently graduated from the Florence Academy of Art, where she studied drawing and painting intensively for three years in Florence, Italy.
This was a journey of many years, and through her intensive full time studies she has been able to access the training of a traditional atelier (studio), as well as an immersion in Italian Renaissance art.
Alice experiments with various mediums, including oil and watercolour, ceramic, printmaking and collage illustration.
Her fine arts focus is oil painting, and has spanned figurative scenes, still lives, landscapes and portraits.
As an emerging artist she maintains a presence in the US and Australia, recently having shown as a finalist in the Kilgour Prize in New South Wales, Australia.
Alice is currently creating a solo show exploring cultural distancing from physical landscape spaces in Australia, to be shown in the US at various gallery spaces.
Her focus has always been on the psychological nuance of space and presence, particularly figurative representations and portraiture.
Before her graduation Alice was able to co-host a show of work with the US based artist Devin Nelson, which was the premier opening show of the Glade Arts Foundation in Houston, Texas.
Alice has taught workshops and has an extensive knowledge of classical arts practices, academic art history and the creative production of an image.
Come along to the gallery to meet Alice during gallery opening hours (Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 1pm to 4pm) until September 22.
To find out more about what's on at the Manning Regional Art Gallery, head to the website https://mrag.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/Home.
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