Irene Koroluk - Old Girls, Teas and Gums

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Old Girls, Teas and Gums
free motion machine stitching on black primed canvas, batting
68cm x 99cm

Irene Koroluk is a Tasmanian artist whose practice draws on her connections with the natural environment. Through her work, she aims to capture and reveal beauty and diversity in the landscape. Drawing on her imagination, memory and personal experiences from her travels and explorations, Irene captures both stillness and movement through detailed and layered interpretations of the places she encounters.

Primarily working in textiles, Irene creates tactile and detailed art quilts, often using mixed media in her compositions. Her practice also encompasses drawing, print making, photography and painting. Interested in the fragility and transitory nature of the landscape, her work aims to instil the value and importance of appreciating and protecting natural habitats, highlighting the places and species that touch and replenish her soul.

Irene graduated from the Tasmanian School of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2017, preceded by a Master of Environmental Studies. Since graduating, she has exhibited in numerous group and finalist exhibitions across Australia including: Hans Heysen Art Prize 2020, Australian Textile Art Award 2020, Australian Quilts in Public Places 2019, Hornsby Art Prize 2019, Pro Hart Art Prize 2018, Henry Jones Art Prize 2018. In 2020, she became a Juried Artist Member of SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) in the United States.


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