Support and be supported

I met Beth Hulme, in Melbourne, in 2013, when I was looking for exhibiting my very first oil paintings. Beth had a gallery in Fitzroy with a great program that has attracted over the years many talented artists from around Australia. I was lucky enough to be one of them.

Coral and Cirrus, oil on cotton, 2013

Beth was the first person from the art industry to believe in my potential. As a shiny new emerging artist it meant so much. My style evolved, I started using ink, and never looked back. Still, Beth followed me, encouraging my research. When I showed my first immersive installation, she was again here to show me support. Since then she has supported me in many more ways... what a privilege!


Family Secret, installation, 2015

In 2017, Beth moved online and created the most needed ARTAVISO platform. Artaviso is a get together for artlovers, artists and galleries alike.

You are looking for an exhibition? log on artaviso.com

You are looking for an opportunity, a workshop, a call out, an art prize? log on artaviso.com!

Though more than a listing, artaviso.com also supports you as an artist or gallery, by promoting the new exciting project you are working on, your next talk or workshop. In other word, if you want to be seen online, that is the place to be.


Since its creation about a year ago, Artaviso has grown fast and big. This year again, Beth makes it happen for us all artists by partnering with Melbourne gallery No vacancy. For the very first time, artists get the rare opportunity to be shown for free in a renown gallery!


What you need to do is simple: create a profile on artaviso.com and upload the work you would like to submit. Beth only asks for a tiny contribution to help her run the platform, organise the show, promotion, and set up of the exhibition. All the details are under news and opportunity, dead line is 14th of February.


I will of course submit my work and can only encourage you to also do so. There's only a few days to go, so do something good for your art, for yourself and grab this opportunity to get your name out there!


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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.