Wart is an accomplished artist, performer and arts worker. She has work in collections across Australia, including Artbank and the Museum of Contemporary Art, including work from her ‘Secret Phases of Fear’ series. Wart’s work crosses boundaries – arts, disability, community, cultural and health. Performances include ‘Sex Mental’ a piece that crystallised into a performance called ‘Inbetween Breaths’ exploring safe sex practices and HIV/AIDS (Performance Space, Sydney).Wart has performed ‘Eulogy’ an exploration and response to loss and grief on the passing of her Father in 2014, at the Gallery 4a, Sydney and the Lismore Regional Arts Gallery.She is currently working on paintings for Griffith University Art Gallery Museum; was recently awarded an Artist Residency with the Bundanon Trust, Illaroo NSW and is busy creating a soundscape, using her poetry set to music, for the 2019 Big Anxiety Festival.
I find myself working in many mediums this year. I am working on a series of paintings for Griffith University Art Gallery Museum, a show yet to be titled, opening in July of this year. Also I am working on sound pieces for my writings on piano, acoustic bass and harmonica. These are to be recorded and put to ear phones for the Big Anxiety Festival for their Empathy Room. This will be shown in September and October of this year.I also received the NSW Artist grant Round 1 for my Artist Residency in Bundanon in August this year. I will be exploring in drawing and painting the differences in The Ibis and the Pink Flamingo, both swamp birds, both have long legs, a curvy waist, a long neck…..but are received very differently.
Festival DATES 21 to 24 NOVEMBER 2019