Lumenal - Vivid Sydney



It is when you less expect it that grand things happen people say, and when it comes to the arts, it seems to be even more relevant.

Since the start of the year, I have been working on 4 simultaneous projects. And because I like to make things easy for myself, the works are large scale and require long, intensive hours with maximum commitment. It is exciting and scary. One more time, playing in my comfort zone will not be part of this year's program.

So while being absorbed in all these great projects, suddenly comes to me the opportunity to show my work during Vivid Sydney. This popular light show event being in 3 months, I naturally think "there's plenty of time ahead, let's do a LARGE SCALE installation, let's PUSH MY PRACTICE further again" ... will I ever learn?

It is just too exciting to be included in such a famous festival. So as part of LUMENAL, with curator Pearl de Waat and 7 other artists, I will be exhibiting my Garden at TAP gallery this coming June. Follow this joyous group of artists on Facebook, and stay tuned for more info.

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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.