Studied at the National Art School, Sydney NSW
Emily Corte Donovan is an emerging Australian artist based in Queensland, Australia. Her practice is concerned with environment and identity and focuses on contemporary portraiture. She is inspired by the work of printmakers David Frazner and Ian Phillips. She is interested in depicting the essence of a person, their personal traits and connections to their surroundings and immediate environment. A close understanding of her subjects is crucial and lends a respectful and sincere quality to the portraits.
Emily Corte Donovan’s body of work explores the relationship between person and place through a relief printmaking practice. She examines the relationship between identity and environment through ecology seeking to depict the environment as a reflection of the self, a form of portraiture. Her ambition is for the audience to consider the relationship between themselves and their environment and to recognise the importance of place in shaping their identity.
The annual Harvey Galleries National Art School Exhibition Award was established as a vehicle to reward excellence in MFA and BFA Graduates. The intent of the Award is to compliment … read more →
"Landscape + Animals – Part 1" @ HARVEY GALLERIES MOSMAN, 26 Jun - 7 July 2020
All animals, particularly those in the wild have a different consciousness to humans. Humans observe nature, animals 'are' nature. The life and death of a wild animal is the result of their vestal obedience and implicit faith in the law of the land. With a knowledge unknown to us, and metaphysical senses and skills, animals work close with the systems and rhythms of the planet's seasons and often capricious weather. From the smallest insect to the gigantic blue whale, animals have a 'yin yang' union with mother Earth, a finely tuned balance of primal and sophisticated. Animals are noble and enlightened beings, they remind me, that just being here is a strange and deep mystery. The mind blowing truth is, the planet we all live on is permanently roaring through space at 107,000 kms per hour as we circle the sun, and at the same time, Earth is turning a full 360 degrees on it's own axis, this mighty rotation takes 24hours, and gives us night and day...When the staggering power and reality of this sinks in, nothing can ever be the same again....
I live in hope, that there will come a day when the cruelty, and needless killing of animals will stop. The failure to realise the spiritual gravity and physical importance of animals has made us sick. We have sailed into the doldrums, but our evolution voyage is far from over. Imagine if man didn't believe he had dominion over the animals. Imagine if humans and animals could live their fleeting lives in harmony with the planet, and each other. If this was so, surely our world would be a much better, and nicer place to be, deep down I have the feeling that this was the way it was intended to be...
The biggest challenge, for me when making art is to be as truthful as possible..."
– Peter Hudson
BORN 1975 REGION Alice Springs, Northern Territory COMMUNITY Utopia, NT LANGUAGE Anmatyerre BIOGRAPHY With the famous Minnie Pwerle as grandmother, and the equally talented Barbara Weir for her mother, it … read more →
BORN Zhongshan, China, 1969 BIOGRAPHY Zhong Chen was born in 1970 in Zhongshan, China and arrived in Australia at the age of 19 in 1989. Now residing in Melbourne, Chen … read more →
BORN 1928 Sydney, Australia DIED 2018 Sydney, Australia STUDIES Self-taught, attended night classes in drawing and design at the East Sydney Technical College from 1942-45 under Hayward Veal Background Charles … read more →