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2018 Finalist in Meroogal Womens Art Prize https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/meroogal-womens-art-prize-2018

My art is about people, place and narrative. A recent MAD-Monday event on Resilience informed my subject choice of Meroogal gardens. Growing our own food benefits individuals, communities and our planet. The war-effort story  encouraged growing your own vegetables and raising your own fowls -creating a resilient food garden. Today’s Edible balconies are in the same vein.
Using the Belle Thorburn image “feeding the chooks (circa1925)” for context,  I then drew, painted and embroidered chooks from (Massaro Community Farm, USA).
Meroogal garden and Chooks 2018

Meroogal garden and Chooks 2018

 

Belle-Thorburn-feeding-the-chooks-at-Meroogal-Nowra-around-1925-

Belle-Thorburn-feeding-the-chooks-at-Meroogal-Nowra-around-1925-DETAIL-SYDNEY LIVING MUSEUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 PAULINES BED – – oil, charcoal and stitching on canvas 90 x 67 cm 2016

Pauline's Bed - oil, charcoal and stitching on canvas 90 x 67 cm 2016

Pauline’s Bed – oil, charcoal and stitching on canvas 90 x 67 cm 2016

Invite Tribute-Art and Clay Connection Exhibition 2015

 

Tribute-Art Exhibition-Double Bay 2015-50

Tribute-Art & Clay connection exhibition at Bellevue Gallery Oct/Nov 2015

Opening night: Tribute-Art Exhibition at Bellevue Gallery Oct-Nov 2015

Examples of Tribute books on display

Mary presenting Tribute-Art

Mary presenting Tribute-Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening night: Tribute-Art Exhibition and Clay Connection at Bellevue Gallery Oct-Nov 2015

Opening night: Tribute-Art Exhibition and Clay Connection at Bellevue Gallery Oct-Nov 2015

Opening night: Tribute-Art Exhibition and Clay Connection at Bellevue Gallery Oct-Nov 2015 Opening night: Tribute-Art Exhibition and Clay Connection at Bellevue Gallery Oct-Nov 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boundless Plains invite

Boundless Plains: Creative Conversations with Asylum Seekers

painting for sale

Iraqi girl is a visual representation of Troy Wong’s poem entitled “Monologue of a young girl detained on Manus Island”. Size 49x49cm framed digital print on canvas plus oil paint.

painting and digital work Kite Flying Boundless Plains 2014

“Kite Flying boundless plains” is a collaboration with Farman, an asylum seeker from Quetta. The men in the foreground are Farman and his cousin Sikandar who are flying kites in the hills above Quetta where they both grew up. Farman’s feet stand on a map of Australia with Manus Island and Christmas island highlighted. A map of Quetta is used in the kite to represent the family and country Farman has left behind. Pakistan and Australia both have boundless plains and both hold joy and pain. Size 49x 49cm, framed digital print on canvas plus oil paint

boundless plains exhibition #boundlessplains2014

“Asylum Seekers Australia” 2007, This is an older work I made in 2007 representing detained asylum seekers and a navy boat. Sadly it is still as relevant today as it was then. 60cm H x 115cm W, Oil on canvas, framed

Mannequins selected web

Concept for “Tribute vistages” installation at Hidden Rookwood Sculpture Walk 2014

 

Mary_van_den_Berk_Selfie - then and now 2014 med

“Selfie then and Now” oil on canvas mixed media 49 x49 cm
2014 Finalist in International Women’s Day Art Prize

news: Invitation to InSitu Mosman 5OCT-20OCT2013

Invitation to InSitu Mosman 5OCT-20OCT2013

 

news: Hidden 2013 invitation

news: Hidden 2013 invitation

 

June 2013 Finalist in Mosman In Situ 2013

May 2013  Finalist in Hidden Sculpture walk 2013

May 2013  Finalist in Cliftons Art Prize

April 2013 Finalist in Chippendale New World Art Prize with “Dick St Chippendale”

 

“CONVERSATIONS” exhibition held at Kaleidescope Gallery November 8 2012

June 2011: I was granted an ArtStart grant with the Australian Council for the Arts which took effect from 1 July 2011 for a year. This was a welcome boost to establishing my arts practice and tribute art business.