Featured Artist – Peta Lloyd

Peta is the feature artist for the Emu Park Gallery August exhibition which will open on Sunday 25th August at 4.30pm  at the gallery in Pattison Street, Emu Park. (Scroll down to view Peta’s slideshow of works)

QUIRKY, ELEGANT AND OPTOMISTIC ART WORKS

Peta Lloyd is a visual artist incorporating printmaking, assemblage, encaustic and collage, into her shrines, artist books, assemblages, box diaries and wall narratives.
Peta describes herself as a Bricoleur, creating artworks from a diverse range of treasures. Incorporating old and new materials, Peta recycles, remakes, reuses, restores and re-stories as part of her creative process. She is a visual storyteller who creates quirky, elegant and optimistic narratives, whose unique stories are often housed within a vessel.

“I transform everyday ordinary stories through the skillful marriage of collected materials, folded pages, print and stitch drawing on imagery from times past, found objects and the natural world. Motifs and symbols such as birds, crocodiles, vessels/pods, spoons, keys and leaves appear regularly in my work.“

Peta was born in Mildura, Victoria, grew up in the Melbourne suburbs of Heidelberg and Glen Waverley before moving to Central Victoria in 1980’s. Peta has lived on the Capricorn Coast since early 1990. She has strong connections to the arts communities on the Capricorn Coast and within the Rockhampton Region. Peta inspires others to unleash their creativity, through teaching printmaking techniques, book arts, assemblage and encaustic art, locally, interstate and internationally.
Her artworks are held in collections of the State Library Qld, Mackay Regional Gallery, Central Queensland University and Rockhampton Art Gallery. Peta enjoys coordinating international and national collaborations of altered books, artists’ books and postcards.
She exhibits her artworks locally and throughout Australia.

Peta will be the feature artist of the Emu Park Art Gallery’s next exhibition opening on Sunday
25th August at 4,30pm at the Emu Park Art Gallery and running until September the 1st.

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