Giovanna Inserra & Nissine Diete
19 - 30 October 2010
Opening Tuesday 19 October, 6-8pm
Nissine spent her youth in Queensland’s mountainous region of the Lockyer Valley. Study brought her to Melbourne were she completed Fines Arts at the RMIT city campus. A move to Merimbula, a regional coastal town of NSW in the pursuit of self-sustainable lifestyle provided the opportunity to engage in architectural technology in theoretical and practical application. Now residing in Far North Queensland working as an Architectural detailer for a tropical sustainable architect, her work solidly contains the merge of the two declines studied.
Nissine’s drawings consist of architectural arrangement of line, weight and contouring of objects – objects that are built from the contrast of patterns collected from textile motif, packaging pattern and plant clipping details. The images are an attempt to construct a pattern from these built objects to create opulence and preciousness in ink on paper.
Giovanna has always had a strong passion for public art and light projections, her current art works are mainly installations that explore the human body within architecture.
Paper Conversations will be the first time Giovanna will present drawings of her creative ideas, alongside Nissine whom Giovanna meet while studying at RMIT in the late 90s. This exchange of visual communication began in late 2008 and has grown into a collection of drawings that express each artists’ unique style and creative expression.