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A Maree

Creative Explorer

Contemporary Gypsy

Conceptual Artist

Bio

I would best be described as a passionate, interdisciplinary and conceptual artist who connects aesthetic creativity and narratives about social and environmental themes. I view contemporary art as a form of compassionate communication achieved by means of a plurality of media and conversation across disciplines.

Creativity has always been something I have gravitated towards and personally nurtured. I consider creativity in the arts as the ability to use knowledge and imagination to develop an original work. My objective as an artist is to foster connections between art and the community through the celebration of socially minded creativity and research.

Artist CV

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/PUBLIC WORKS 2023 Project 24 Artist Residency. ArtsCoast: Spaces for Creatives through Sunshine Coast Council Arts and Heritage Levy. 2nd Space Nambour, Queensland, collaborative site-specific work. 2022 Hatched National Graduate Show, group exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Perth, Western Australia. 2020 Distance group exhibition, Darwin Fringe Festival 2020, Naan Giese Gallery, Charles Darwin University. Finalist Borderlands, cover prize, literary journal, Northern Territory Australia. 2018 Catchlight exhibition, Darwin Creative Hub. Public art commission, Nightcliff lightbox installation, Darwin CityLife Art Platform, collaborative site-specific work. ArtLab presentation, Emocean ecological sound art and philosophy, Charles Darwin University. 2017 Transpirrie exhibition, Naan Giese Gallery Charles Darwin University. Fledgling printmaking exhibition, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art. GRANTS/AWARDS 2023 Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation (SCAF), Gifted recipient, collaborative work. 2021 CIFEA High Achievement commendation letter from the Dean – Prof Ruth Wallace Collage of Indigenous Futures, Education, and the Arts, Charles Darwin University. 2020 Best Student in Creative and Digital Arts, College of Indigenous Futures Arts and Society, Charles Darwin University. Digital Arts NT Award. 2019 Edgar Dunis Art scholarship. 2017 Best Emerging Artist award, Transpirrie exhibition, Naan Giese Gallery Charles Darwin University. EDUCATION 2021-2023 Double Advanced Diploma Art Therapy and Counselling, College of Complimentary Medicine Australia. 2018-2021 Bachelor of Creative Arts at Charles Darwin University NT Australia. 2017 Certificate IV Visual Arts. Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP). OTHER 2023 Mentorship program Project 24, Dr Kellie O’Dempsey 2nd Space Nambour, Sunshine Coast, Australia. 2020 Creative director and teaching assistant, College of Indigenous Futures Arts and Society Charles Darwin University. 2019 ‘CDU Heroes’, acting role in graduation film, Charles Darwin University. TEP alumni ambassador. 2018 Charles Darwin Media shoot, collaboration with Fiona Morrison and Charlie Bliss Creative Photography. 2017 Artist assistant, opening night, Coastal Links exhibition, artist in residency program Sarah Pirrie, Northern Territory Library Northern Territory Australia. Volunteer gallery sitting, Tonality in Time and Space, Mats Unden, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Northern Territory Australia. PUBLICATIONS The Dancer Project, Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation, (January 2023). Macarena Alamo Santos, Study Vet and Become Who You Are Meant To Be: Meet Ally Peckett, Vet success: an in-depth success story, Student Hub Newsletter, Charles Darwin University, (August 2022). Miranda Johnson, Hatched National Graduate Show exhibition catalogue, Shadow Pandemic A Maree (May-July 2022). Where Art and Environmental Activism Meet: Ally’s Story, Pathways to Uni, Student Stories, Creative Arts and Design, Launchpad Charles Darwin University (Summer 2019-2020). Megan Adams, Catchlight project, Flycatcher Magazine, Charles Darwin University Student Magazine Darwin NT (Build up edition 2018). Leanne Miles, Students Help Light Up City, E-news, Issue 8 (October 2018). Fledgling printmaking exhibition, Flycatcher Magazine, Charles Darwin University Student Magazine Darwin NT (Build up edition 2017). Leanne Miles, Fledgling artists make mark on local scene, E-news, Issue 17, (October 2017). Territory stories, Printmaking students take flight, Darwin Sun News, page 3 (October 2017).

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