child of love ?

Dolores, child of love ? opens an intimate window on a child's life. Through a series of 12 indian ink paintings, the viewer is invited to contemplate the inner world of Dolores and her relationship with her mother.


This project was born during the residency Phalene - Arts Pluriels in France. It was exhibited as part of the collective exhibition "Memory and Transmission" from June to July 2014.

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.