The Orchard Gallery, 56a Raglan Street Waterloo.
28th May to 30th June, 2022
ABOUT NAUHA DABBOUSSY
Nauha moved with her family to Australia from Lebanon when she was 8 years old. She grew up in Melbourne before coming to Sydney where she discovered a passion for painting. “I’d always wanted to do it,” she says. “So I started to explore the options, first at TAFE (St George and Gymea), then studying art history at COFA.” Since the late 1990s, the artist has completed several courses and won awards too, including First Prize at the Bayside Arts Festival in 2019.
Nauha’s appreciation of impressionist painting informs much of her work, from bright-lit landscapes in oils and watercolour to richly textured still life painting, nudes and portraits.
There’s also a highly stylised approach to figuration and composition. A striking lino-block print, hand-coloured, depicts two ducks on a lake. “With regard to more stylised work, I just naturally found my way. It’s about noticing the character of a place or subject, bringing out something special or beautiful and paying attention to design elements.”
Most days Nauha works in her studio-gallery at Banksia (14 Railway Street). She enjoys meeting people there (fortunately, there’s a coffee shop next door) – engaging in conversation while she draws or paints.
“Painting means many hours on my own but I also love the social aspects. I belong to art groups, including the St George Art Society, and like to visit the galleries. I enjoy getting involved in group shows – and will have some works in a show at Parliament House in June.”
The Online exhibition was organized as an alternative to our traditional SGAS Annual Art Show, which once again could not be run in the usual format in due to COVID-19 restrictions.
We’re pleased to say this second online exhibition was another great success and would like to thank all our artists who participated in the event, and a further special thanks to all our viewers and buyers who supported our SGAS members.
We are also grateful to Dario Falzon who judged the artworks in the show and presented awards to the winners in several categories.
Here we present the winning artists and their Award Certificates to show several of Dario’s comments on the artworks.
Congratulation to all our winners.