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Tara Marynowsky

Rock scissors paper | 2024

Adventure, Romance, Heroic, Passion, 2020, video still, 35mm, watercolour, texta and steel wool, 1 minute loop with sound.
Adventure, Romance, Heroic, Passion, 2020, video still, 35mm, watercolour, texta and steel wool, 1 minute loop with sound.
Rock scissors paper. @ Kandos Museum
Rock scissors paper is a video work that is focused on the objects held by the Kandos Museum, examining its breath, oddities and ties to the Kandos community and beyond. Using film and its material properties, the work is interwoven with archival footage sourced from archives to create an experimental moving image portrait of collective memories.

bio:

Tara Marynowsky graduated from the UNSW School of Art and Design (Honours) in 2002 where she studied Time Based Arts and is currently the Senior Curator of Content and Interpretation at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Recent exhibitions include solo shows Movies (2020) at Chalk Horse and Light Blue Disco (2022) at Edwina Corlette Gallery and the group show Femme-Maison: Imagined Boundaries at Macquarie University. Tara was commissioned to create new work for The National 2019: New Australian Art at Carriageworks. In 2015 she received a Marten Bequest Scholarship for Painting. Her video works have screened internationally at Filmmuseum Düsseldorf and The Centre Pompidou. Her work is held by Artbank, dLux MediaArts, Goulburn Art Gallery and in private collections. She has been featured in publications including Art Collector, Juxtapoz, Broadsheet and the Sydney Morning Herald.

statement:

I produce small and intimate works in tandem with large-scale multi-screen moving image installations across audiovisual mediums, painting, collage and drawing. A large part of my practice involves collecting items from the past, from a bygone era. I trawl formed collections, archives and the internet for materials that often become a canvas for the work - magazines, postcards, celluloid film and memorabilia. Across these items I am interested in exploring the inherent histories embedded within the item and consider an alternate direction for the item to continue to exist in.

Materials | Video installation
Location | Kandos Museum
Six Non Blondes, watercolour and gouache on 6 vintage postcards c.1910, 2015

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