JamFactory ICON Angela Valamanesh: About Being Here
“I believe that art like science can help teach us about who we are, what we are made of and in doing so show us the importance of recognising that we are part of a whole.”
Angela Valamanesh: About being hereis an exploration into the interconnectedness of life on earth – between human, animal, and plant beings. Angela’s drawings, ceramic objects, and watercolours stemmed from her incredible research, referencing complex scientific, historic, and philosophical ideas. The imagery is inspired by micro- and macro- biology, historical anatomical and botanical illustrations and natural history collections. Angela’s work is inhabited by animal, vegetable, and mineral with glimpses of microbes, bacteria, pathogens, and spores.
Angela Valamanesh’s artworks are intriguing because she manipulates seemingly familiar anatomical, botanical and parasitic forms in fascinating and unusual ways. Primarily known for her biomorphic ceramic sculptures, this exhibition also celebrates the artist’s evocative drawings, watercolours, and mixed media works from her developing style of the late 1990s until present.
Angela Valamanesh currently lives and works in Adelaide. Angela holds a Master of Visual Arts from the University of South Australia (1993) and a PhD from the University of South Australia (2012).
JamFactory ICON Angela Valamanesh: About being here is a JamFactory touring exhibition.
JamFactory ICON Angela Valamanesh: About being here has been assisted by the South Australian Government through the Department for Innovation and Skills and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, Contemporary Touring Initiative.
Angela Valamanesh acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts.
Angela Valamanesh is represented by GAG PROJECTS, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide and Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney\