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‘Ethical expressions’ Artist Profile: Danielle Joy Golding

Local artist Danielle Joy Golding was a recent Blak & Blu pen-on-paper award recipient. Competition judge Dee Smart commented on Golding’s free-flowing lines, as well as a sense of mystery in the work.

The artist has been busy throughout the year. “I was doing a series of self-portraits a few months ago, in preparation for a show at the TAP Gallery in Surry Hills,” she said. “There will be six when completed.

“I approached them on a personal level, expressing different stages in my life – over the past 10 years. The portraits are set in various places, including North Ryde Inside Out Gallery, and Bondi Junction. They are all based on photographs.”

Golding first started making art in high school – drawing mostly, some printing. “I remember the feeling of being expressive – feelings as well as thoughts and ideas. We had a lovely teacher called Mrs Gates, who encouraged us to develop ourselves artistically.

“When I returned to education as a mature-aged student I had Eva Prochaska as a teacher. She came out to see my exhibition at TAP earlier this year. Lesley Dimmick OAM at TAP has also been very supportive.”

Influences range from Expressionism and Surrealism to Pop.

“I’ve been appreciative of German Expressionism over many years. I think they’re some of the most expressive artists of all time, responding to the political climate of their day. I like Otto Dix and Edvard Munch a lot, also Max Beckmann, Francis Bacon.

“I also listen to various musicians when I’m working. Sometimes Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, ’80s music ius good, Iggy Pop or David Bowie. The new Iggy Pop album, Free, is great!”

Golding will show a selection of drawings at the Orchard Gallery in Waterloo next month. The drawings, mostly in black and blue biro, explore issues of Australian politics, feminism, legal cases, mental health and environmental activism.


Ethical Expressions opens at the Orchard Gallery, 56a Raglan St Waterloo, on December 10, from 5pm.

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