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Heidi Knoepfli

“Drawing has the potential to go to the very core of things, I'm interested in that core”
 
 A renewed love for drawing and especially my passion for the spontaneous and gestural mark has inspired aspects of my present work.

 

Artist Statement

I  moved  into Studio 106 with the aim of setting up a drawing practice and challenge myself with drawing as a methodology after an extensive  art practice in art installation.

 

I  did  this  for  several   reasons,  primarily  I  had   a  need   to  communicate   something  of  a personal nature and I felt that  drawing with its inherent potential for a narrative, may  serve me well in expressing this aim. In addition I strongly gravitated towards   the nature of drawing  for its  intimacy and  immediacy.

 

An other catalyst was, a renewed love and enthusiasm for drawing and especially for the spontaneous and gestural mark itself.

Bird Woman (work in progress)

Bird Woman is a simple device for me to explore deeper issues of a personal nature

 

Least Resistance ( work on paper)

This series of work is the direct outcomes of some life drawing classes and my interest in abstraction and the expressive mark itself.

 

Wings of Icarus (work in progress)

In this series I progressively trace the narrative of the well known myth of Icarus through the means of a simple calligraphic mark.

Contact

Email: studio_106@hotmail.com Mobile: 0406 868 230

Sites to view artist work:

Zoominfo.com -

Google Search – heidi knoepfli Rhapsody in motion.com www.

lindenarts.org/links.- website: www.106art.com

Education:

1999 Master of Fine Art, Royal

Institute of Technology.1993 Graduate Diploma of Education, Melbourne University 1990

BA, Fine Art, Sculpture, Monash University. 1969 One Year Psychology University de

Vincennes, Paris

Travel:

2004 /2005

Nine-month extensive art study tour through Europe and teaching art in London.

Concept Development Proposals For Public Art Projects:

2005

Gasworks Art Park Albert Park Melbourne

2003

Centre for Contemporary Art St Kilda

2002

Guthridge Park, Botanical Garden Sale

1999

Centre for Contemporary Art St Kilda

1999

George Tindale Gardens, Dandenong Parks Victoria

Public/ Site Specific Installation:

2003

Linden Centre for Contemporary Art St Kilda “Here Comes the Sun” site specific art installation interfacing with external architecture of the building

2003

Contemporary

Sculpture Association “Passage” substantial 40 meters site-specific installation Botanic Gardens St Kilda

2001

Centenary of Federation Commission “Rhapsody in Motion” a collaboration exploring Federation from a multiple perspective performed at the South

Melbourne Town Hall

2000

Linden -Veiled References - installation interfacing with external architecture of the building commission by Port Phillip

1999

Treasury Garden - for the City of Melbourne “Art in the Park”

1994

Gasworks Outdoors Sculpture Exhibition, major earthwork installation -City of Port Phillip Selected

Exhibitions:

40 exhibitions including

1998

Span

Gallery Master of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition

1998

RMIT Master Preview - Harley Haven

RMIT Access Gallery “In Search for its True Form”

1997

RMIT Project Space – Master

Candidate Group Show

1997

Mixed Platter - Touring Exhibition National Gallery of Victoria -

Access Galley Ballarat Fine Art Gallery Warnambool Fine Art Gallery – Bendigo Fine Art Gallery 

1996

Melbourne Fifth Contemporary Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building

1996

International Sculpture Event Toolangi, Australia

Artist Awards, and Residencies:

2005

Melbourne studio residency Gasworks Art Park

2004/2005

Sydney studio residency at the Gunnery Studios, NSW Ministry for the Arts.

2001

Finalist for George Tindale Gardens, Dandenong’s, Parks Victoria.

2002

Finalist for Guthridge Botanical Garden Sale.

1999

Postcard Winner

Grants:

Myers Grace Bros Vic Health Australian Multicultural Foundation

Centenary of Federation The Myers Foundation Multicultural Arts Victoria Besen Family

Foundation Australian National of Music Australian Multicultural Foundation Pat Corrigan

Artist Grant by NAVA with financial Assistance from the Australia Council

Collections:

Private Collection in Switzerland Holland Germany and England

Publications:

2003

Art Hub www. dramaonline.com

Bringing awareness through art

by Cath Collins Article

appeared on the 29 January

. 2003

Passage - time made perceptible

CSA Sculpture@ ST

Kilda Botanical Garden Curated by Sue Boucher and Martina Copley Catalogue.

2003

Australian Art Monthly

A Democratic Showcase

Ken Scarlet Pg 35 Vol No 75 November.

1994

The Melbournian

Art for Community Contemplation

Rosemary Etherton Vol 10 No 2

October

1994

The Age Everywhere Nothing’s like Art Yakka

Robert Nelson 11the

September

1996