In collaboration with Off the Kerb Gallery, we are happy to announce the second round of artists in residence at Q Bank Gallery. In the first week in November, Baby Guerrilla and Ying Huang will begin a month-long residency in Queenstown, Tasmania.
Here’s a little about both artists in their own words.
“My mission is to liberate art from just the gallery or the picture frame and make it accessible to everyone. I love the idea of setting art free, setting our souls free to dream and imagine and go floating across a wall. I seek to create worlds, meaning out of mayhem and dreams from despair. After graduating from VCA I was all set for life as a painter. Street art began as a hobby on the side that seemed to take on a life of its own then grew and grew. Now I see the two mediums as complimentary. The possibilities for my drawings are infinite. I see drawing on walls as a beautiful challenge… the challenge of space and constraints. Defying gravity, dancing with gravity.”
Meet the women of Australia’s street art scene
‘Polipanda’ creator Ying Huang is an award-winning Chinese Manchurian-Born, international exhibiting Australian artist. Huang ‘invented’; a political art movement which she calls ‘Polipanda’ (Political Pop Propaganda Art). Huang’s current work continues to satirise popular culture and political history. The new series she terms as ‘Political-pie’. The work finds inspiration from Rose O’Neill’s Kewpie Doll, a character who is “a sort of little round fairy and whose…idea is to teach people to be merry and kind at the same time.” Huang inverts its meaning through its uncanny mischief by appropriating the ‘pie’ of kewpie.