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Andrea Hamann (Strongsoutherly)
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Artist: takes photos, draws, paints, tries to capture something of the '' everyday''.
Artist: takes photos, draws, paints, tries to capture something of the '' everyday''.

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Day 3 of my online exhibition.
Todays painting is


'In the bushes covered in bull ants / and then my dog rescued me'

These two paintings happened accidently, and as they came together the story emerged.
This is the story of an experience I remember from my early childhood. The story goes that as a four year old I was hiding in the shrubbery in the garden, where unbeknownst to me there was a large bull ant nest.
Thanks to my dog, Blondie, named after the singer, I escaped reasonably unharmed I believe.

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This is day two of my #onlineartexhibition. I was supposed to be in an exhibition this week in a bricks and mortar gallery, but a confluence of circumstances prevented me. Not least of which was me slicing my hand open and getting it infected a few weeks ago. 4 stiches and lots of antibiotics later and it is still healing.

This painting is : Sandpiper lost in the jungle
The sandpiper is a coastal bird, one I watch working its way along the shores of the Georges river, a coastal bird, on the edge of a river in a large city. For me, it brings a moment of peace in the mayhem, and is somewhat out of context to the busy city around me
On arriving in Sydney in 2016, after spending a few years living on Norfolk island, it took a while to adjust. I was, still am, lost in the jungle somehow, still feeling more connected to somewhere else.
This sandpiper bird, lost in the jungle is somehow representative of that disconnect.

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This is day two of my #onlineartexhibition. I was supposed to be in an exhibition this week in a bricks and mortar gallery, but a confluence of circumstances prevented me. Not least of which was me slicing my hand open and getting it infected a few weeks ago. 4 stiches and lots of antibiotics later and it is still healing.

This painting is : Sandpiper lost in the jungle
The sandpiper is a coastal bird, one I watch working its way along the shores of the Georges river, a coastal bird, on the edge of a river in a large city. For me, it brings a moment of peace in the mayhem, and is somewhat out of context to the busy city around me
On arriving in Sydney in 2016, after spending a few years living on Norfolk island, it took a while to adjust. I was, still am, lost in the jungle somehow, still feeling more connected to somewhere else.
This sandpiper bird, lost in the jungle is somehow representative of that disconnect.

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This is day two of my #onlineartexhibition. I was supposed to be in an exhibition this week in a bricks and mortar gallery, but a confluence of circumstances prevented me. Not least of which was me slicing my hand open and getting it infected a few weeks ago. 4 stiches and lots of antibiotics later and it is still healing.

This painting is : Sandpiper lost in the jungle
The sandpiper is a coastal bird, one I watch working its way along the shores of the Georges river, a coastal bird, on the edge of a river in a large city. For me, it brings a moment of peace in the mayhem, and is somewhat out of context to the busy city around me
On arriving in Sydney in 2016, after spending a few years living on Norfolk island, it took a while to adjust. I was, still am, lost in the jungle somehow, still feeling more connected to somewhere else.
This sandpiper bird, lost in the jungle is somehow representative of that disconnect.

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My work was meant to be in an exhibition this week, but due to circumstances beyond my control, it didn't turn out that way. So, instead, I will be showing each piece throughout the week through my website and social media.
This series of work is about personal experiences, memories and impressions of post colonial places. In my experience these postcolonial parts of the global south are wildly coloured, richly layered, diverse, vibrant landscapes and cultures, and this is the energy that I seek to re/connect with somehow.
This collection of works is the first stage of a larger collection of paintings.

Each paitning will be made available for sale through my shop at the end of the week. www.strongsoutherly.com/shop


This first painting is called 'Ayah and Pikinini'
As a child in PNG we had a house girl. I remember her as this vibrant dark skinned nurturing woman. I don’t remember her face, her name or anything about her other than the energy she gave off. In the 70’s local women who worked as nannies, maids or cooks for white expats in PNG were called housegirl. It’s an offensive legacy of colonialism that I hope doesn’t hang on till today.
Ayah is a word still associated with colonialism, but has portugese roots in the word aia for governess. Whilst it may have other connotations in India, for me it represents a warmer more personal connection to our house girl, who is forgotten to me other than the warmth and the energy around her.
Pikinnini means small child in pidgin English.

#postcolonial #onlineartexhibition #australianartist #sydneyartist #wildcolour #strongsoutherly.
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My work was meant to be in an exhibition this week, but due to circumstances beyond my control, it didn't turn out that way. So, instead, I will be showing each piece throughout the week through my website and social media.
This series of work is about personal experiences, memories and impressions of post colonial places. In my experience these postcolonial parts of the global south are wildly coloured, richly layered, diverse, vibrant landscapes and cultures, and this is the energy that I seek to re/connect with somehow.
This collection of works is the first stage of a larger collection of paintings.

Each paitning will be made available for sale through my shop at the end of the week. www.strongsoutherly.com/shop


This first painting is called 'Ayah and Pikinini'
As a child in PNG we had a house girl. I remember her as this vibrant dark skinned nurturing woman. I don’t remember her face, her name or anything about her other than the energy she gave off. In the 70’s local women who worked as nannies, maids or cooks for white expats in PNG were called housegirl. It’s an offensive legacy of colonialism that I hope doesn’t hang on till today.
Ayah is a word still associated with colonialism, but has portugese roots in the word aia for governess. Whilst it may have other connotations in India, for me it represents a warmer more personal connection to our house girl, who is forgotten to me other than the warmth and the energy around her.
Pikinnini means small child in pidgin English.

#postcolonial #onlineartexhibition #australianartist #sydneyartist #wildcolour #strongsoutherly.
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My work was meant to be in an exhibition this week, but due to circumstances beyond my control, it didn't turn out that way. So, instead, I will be showing each piece throughout the week through my website and social media. Starting with this piece here on Facebook.
This series of work is about personal experiences, memories and impressions of post colonial places. In my experience these postcolonial parts of the global south are wildly coloured, richly layered, diverse, vibrant landscapes and cultures, and this is the energy that I seek to re/connect with somehow.
This collection of works is the first stage of a larger collection of paintings.

Each paitning will be made available for sale through my shop at the end of the week. www.strongsoutherly.com/shop


This first painting is called 'Ayah and Pikinini'
As a child in PNG we had a house girl. I remember her as this vibrant dark skinned nurturing woman. I don’t remember her face, her name or anything about her other than the energy she gave off. In the 70’s local women who worked as nannies, maids or cooks for white expats in PNG were called housegirl. It’s an offensive legacy of colonialism that I hope doesn’t hang on till today.
Ayah is a word still associated with colonialism, but has portugese roots in the word aia for governess. Whilst it may have other connotations in India, for me it represents a warmer more personal connection to our house girl, who is forgotten to me other than the warmth and the energy around her.
Pikinnini means small child in pidgin English.

#postcolonial #onlineartexhibition #australianartist #sydneyartist #wildcolour #strongsoutherly.
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A new painting, 'ChardiKala' which is my response to the crazy in the world right now. "Chardi Kala' means relentless optimisim in the sikh tradition.
#resist #naiveart #abstractjungle #jungleart
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Ive recently completed this painting for the #artforepilepsyauction in Australia. It's the most wildly colourful painting I've done yet. #tropicalart #wildcolour #abstractart #abstractjungle #jungleart #acrylic #sydney
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I've finally finished this painting
'Big kala: Wait lik lik pikinnini meri' or 'Big Colour: Little White Girl'.

Its for the #artforepilepsyauction which is a fundraiser for the epilepsy foundation. Last year they raised over $20K from the art auctions :)

#art #abstractart #jungleart #tropicalart #tropicaljungle #wildcolour #vibrant #happy


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