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Collective artwork, ‘Longing for Home’, 2019, embroidered cotton dress by 50 first generation Australian women, 320cm diameters (detail)

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Sofie Dieu, ‘Longing for Home, Stories of First Generation Australian Women’, 2020 (book detail)

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Sofie Dieu, ‘Longing for Home, Stories of First Generation Australian Women’, 2020 (book detail)

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Sofie Dieu, Base Flow, ink, photography on paper, W55 x H75cm, 2020

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Sofie Dieu, Capillary Action, ink, photography on paper, W55 x H75cm, 2020

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Sofie Dieu, Lotic Sway, ink, photography on paper, W55 x H75cm, 2020

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Sofie Dieu, Women Carry Water, We Are Life, 2020, W83 x H350cm, ink and digital print on paper, 2020

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Sofie Dieu, Mud Ritual (I am Earth), video performance, 2019 (screenshot)

follow video link to watch an example of a past video work (please watch 10 first minutes only)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSZ6i_ene6s&t=323s

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Curatorial design proposal for Track Gallery (mock up 1, first half of the gallery)

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Curatorial design proposal for Track Gallery (mock up 2, second half of the gallery)

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Born in France, Sofie Dieu’s first encounter with art was through church. With a penchant for ritual and spirituality, the artist is best known for her fragile, sombre, and sometimes violent ink paintings and textile works.

 

Poetic and humanist, her practice draws on her journeys to China and Australia. She explores how identity and memory fluctuate according to their immediate environment. Landscapes, people, secrecy, healing, and the dichotomy between light and darkness are some of her recurring themes.

  

Multi-art prizes and award finalist, her work was included in the Sydney North Art Prize, Waterhouse Natural Science prize and the Contemporary Art Award amongst others. In 2016, she worked on the Camperdown Cemetery installation for Sydney Biennale. In 2017, her work will be shown during Vivid and Mental Health Month in Sydney.