Paper Conversations

Giovanna Inserra & Nissine Diete

19 - 30 October 2010
Opening Tuesday 19 October, 6-8pm
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Nissine Diete

Nissine Diete B.A. is a Queensland artist specialising in drawing. Her art primarily draws on traditional use of charcoal and ink on paper drawing techniques, repeatedly expanding to include mixed media. She has exhibited in group exhibits nationally and internationally whilst studying, has won several drawing competitions and holds work in several private collections. Nissine has found her visual language through merging disciplines studied and grounds her focus in the ability of line daily.

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.  
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Giovanna Inserra

Giovanna Inserra is an artist who is living in Hobsons Bay, west of Melbourne, having completed a bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Sculpture at RMIT in 1999. Giovanna's work has been collected by The Authur Seat Maze and has also been exhibited with Arts Victoria and various other galleries and public spaces around Hobsons Bay and Melbourne.

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.

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