ArtWorld Studio Gallery presents emerging artist Andie McGovern:
Artwork above: 'Days of Our Lives'
‘I am a child of the nineties’ says Andie McGovern. ‘Like many kids of that era I loved TV before and after school and listened to a lot of music’.
Up until now, that exposure has influenced many of the artist’s multi-disciplinary works as she produces illustrations, sculpture and installations inspired by subject matters explored within pop culture.
Apart from the drawings and sculptures that could be described as ‘pop art’, Andie also feels the need to re-purpose objects or use obsolete technology for sentimental value. These works have often used hand sculptured miniatures to enhance the story that is being told.
With underlying themes of nostalgia and gender, her newest exhibition: “You used me”, involves many of these sculptures and installation pieces depicting the bittersweet relationship between a millennial and the age of technology.
Most recently, Andie has been focusing on female empowerment within the arts community and has founded a non-profit organisation called: “Ho’made”, an arts hub for all women who are emerging artisans of all devices with a strong focus on sustainable and Australian made products.
Andie traveled with her last exhibition and this experience has influenced this project.
'There are so many talented women in the arts, but they aren’t appreciated enough’, says Andie. The project is set to launch on International Women’s Day, 8th March 2019 at Betty’s Espresso in West End.
'You Used Me'
4 March - 30 March 2019
Saturday, 9 March 2019, 6-8pm
Artwork above title: 'Call Waiting'
Andie McGovern works in various mediums including ink, clay, wire, resin, obsolete technology and video installation. The diversity of materials allows her to tether with an audience susceptible to nostalgic idealism that are undeniably human. The artist lives and works in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and Kelpie.