On the Great Alpine Road is a 84 pages book of poetry, drawings and paintings that was published following Sofie Dieu's residency in the Tambo Valley of East Gippsland, Victoria.

It talks about her surrender to nature in this part of the world that suffers drought and some years, summer fires.

This book is available for purchase online and in selected art galleries store:

Artspace Wonthaggi

Gippsland Art Gallery

The Great Alpine Gallery

and on Girls on Key

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.