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Art Collective WA presents an exhibition by Olga Cironis at the Albany Town Hall from 28 April to 21 May. The specially curated collection of new works will display the breadth of the artist’s practice and her use of diverse media including sculpture, photography, installation assemblages and acrylic wall works.

The work of Olga Cironis is layered with research, collected stories, muted voices and cultural heritage. Founded upon her Greek, Czech and Australian heritage, her artistic investigations are psychologically loaded with meaning, provoking, and seducing the viewer, navigating them through history and inviting them to question our social and environmental connections. 

 Throughout her 30-year art career, Olga has encouraged audiences to become part of her work. This may involve donating something personal – a strand of hair, a story – or to place oneself in the work, physically within it or reflected in it.  Her use of readily recognisable and relatable domestic and found objects adds comfort and appeal to the invitation. Once enveloped, Olga asks us to reflect on the meaning of public and private space, and the norms that permeate our socially accepted thoughts and actions.

 'In her art practice Olga is concerned with personal and collective identity and what identity really means in today’s Cultural Globalisation. Olga scrutinises western popular culture by exploring and placing before us the ‘other,’ and questioning cultural and social norms. From a strong migrant feminist foundation, her art practice is somewhat paradoxical, often melancholic with a poetic expression. Through her work, Olga succeeds to seduce the public to further explore, reflect and question our own place in the world.' (Paola Anselmi, 2014). 


ABOUT OLGA CIRONIS

Olga Cironis holds a Master and Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney (SCA). She is a prolific artist, contributing to solo and group exhibitions nationally, and her work resides in numerous prominent national and international collections. She is a member of Perth-based Art Collective WA, which published a 150-page monograph about her art career in 2021.
‘This Space Between Us’ provides an in-depth retrospective of Olga’s important contribution to contemporary art in Australia, including new insights and personal context. The 100+ colour plates are accompanied by essays by renowned arts writers Lisa Slade (Artistic Director, Public Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia), Paola Anselmi (independent curator) and Jacqueline Millner (Co-convenor of the new research cluster on Contemporary Art and Feminism at the University of Sydney). This comprehensive publication is a fully Western Australian production, with stunning photography by Acorn Photo and design by Isabel Kruger. Copies will be available for purchase at the exhibition. Contact art@artcollectivewa.com.au

Event Details

Time: 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday

Venue: Albany Town Hall

Cost: FREE

Enquiries

Organisation: City of Albany

Phone: 6820 3740

Email: arts@albany.wa.gov.au

Event Date(s)

  • Thursday 28th April 2022

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