Holly Story is a visual artist based in Fremantle. She has an abiding interest in the relationship between the human and natural worlds and works with printmaking, embroidery, sculpture and video.
Holly Story is a visual artist based in Fremantle, Western Australia. She also maintains a research studio on the south coast of WA on the Deep River. Over the past two decades her art practice has included printmaking, embroidery, installation, video and sculpture. She has an abiding interest in the relationship between the human and natural worlds.
Holly was born in Zimbabwe but grew up in various countries with a “third culture” family based in England. She immigrated to Western Australia in 1970, and in 1987, as a mature age student, undertook a Visual Art degree at Curtin University School of Art, Perth. She obtained a BA followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Art 1991 and has been working as an artist, arts administrator and occasional writer on the arts since that time.
Her work is concerned with human perception, with lived experience, and in particular the interdependence of the human and natural world. At the heart of her practice is a 30 year relationship with her research site on the Deep River, on the south coast of Western Australia.
Over the past two decades her art practice has included printmaking, embroidery, installation and sculpture. Most recently she has begun working with video. She states “I take worn materials and objects, already redolent with their own histories, and transform them through simple domestic processes.”
Image: Fancywork, 2000
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