CERAMICIST, PAINTER & SCULPTOR
Maree Austin is a skilled ceramicist and painter. She is drawn to abstraction in both mediums and takes particular inspiration from the forms and curves found in nature, as well as her internal, emotional landscape. Working from her large bush block in the Sunshine Coast hinterland she absorbs herself in the process of art making. Spontaneous marks and intuitive use of colour, line and form are hallmarks of Maree’s practice.
To Maree the making is just as important as the finished work. Creating provides her with access to a freedom of spirit and mind and is essential respite from her other work caring for someone with a debilitating mental health condition. She loves to experiment and incorporates multiple mediums in her work. One of her most ambitious works is a hanging sculpture, ‘Luminous’ which includes 290 pieces of handmade porcelain sewn into a backlit piece of fabric. She also combines mosaics in her ceramics and works with collage and mixed media in her paintings.
A visit to her magic block perched high up among the trees is a unique experience and you will enjoy talking to the artist about her process and seeing her eclectic collection of paintings, ceramic sculptures and vessels.
Hunchy Studios, 255 Hunchy Rd, Hunchy, QLD 4555 • On-site parking available • Steps