Mary-Anne Stuart is a contemporary mixed media artist based in Melbourne.
Colour and pattern are constant elements in her art. In fact, she believes pattern is integral to life; the very fabric of life, whether human, botanical or animal. Her art works reflect this and her love of Australian flora and fauna.
Concern for the environment leads her to re-use everyday items in her mark making techniques – from kitchen tools to paper coffee cups, cardboard and sticks, envelopes, magazines and plastic waste material.
“The process of creating an artwork is very important to me and I want people who see my works to gain a bit of the joy I feel about the beauty of the natural world.
If there is one thing I’m trying to communicate, it’s that.“
“There is a constant overlapping of art, nature, science, music; I see patterns in all of these. Nature seems random and chaotic but there is a plan; it just takes a while to find it. I like to let the materials find their way, to replicate nature.“
COMING UP OCTOBER 2019
- ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, POLICE POINT SHIRE PARK, PORTSEA
MOUNT VIEW ART SHOW AUGUST 21-25
- MOUNT VIEW PRIMARY SCHOOL, SHEPHERD ROAD, GLEN WAVERLEY
ART4ALL, SEPTEMBER 6–9
- FAIRFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL, LANGRIDGE STREET, FAIRFIELD VIC
CAMBERWELL ART SHOW, SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY, HAWTHORN, JUNE2019
MAKERS MARKET, DISTRICT DOCKLANDS, SUNDAYS IN JUNE 2019
BIRDS OF KING ISLAND EXHIBITION, APRIL 2019
A fundraising exhibition for bird conservation. I contributed my original mixed media work, Lady Wren Embroiders.
BLACK CAT GALLERY, EXHIBITION MARCH 2019