Miriam McConnell

I have been creating art for the last 28 years and teaching in the Albury-Wodonga region for the past 11 years. I have taught four-year-old to 84-year-old students and I have seen how art connects communities and develops connections. In a world where mental health is so prevalent, I believe that art can be a beautiful learning tool and coping mechanism for all ages. 

 

Drawing and painting have been integral to my art practice and often my most practised media. More recently my artwork has flowed into textiles like weaving (on a loom) and sculpture. I like to interpret one concept into different mediums. 

 

My drawings, paintings and sculptures give expression to my inner response to the discourse surrounding my daily life and broader world. Investigating the conceptual world around me through art, stems from what intrigues, concerns, challenges or frustrates me. As well, my subject matter can often draw from my interest in cultures – both modern and ancient – and its importance.

 

I am particularly interested in the contrast of abstract against realism, drawing against painting, non-figurative to figurative. Through exploring different mediums, natural and man-made materials, weaving in wool and plastics, and traditional practises combined with modern techniques, I investigate these dimensions.

I try to use as many recycled materials as possible because I understand that as artists and creators, we need to lead the way on new possibilities for a sustainable world. Furthermore, I am interested in the endless possibilities that art can provide and create. 

 

The pure creation and potential art can accomplish is what inspires and continues to intrigue me to participate in the community of conception. I am challenged every day as an artist and I believe it is the most important aspect for creation; always looking for new perspectives and perceptions. This not only offers infinite and unlimited potential but provides the conceptual basis and motivation for my art practice. 

Miriam McConnell
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