Aliesha Mafrici, Artist in Focus

7190 Great Eastern Hwy, Mundaring   +61892953991
Overview

ECU student Aliesha Mafrici uses her time as artist in residence to explore the fragility of time, memory and understanding through print, photography and sculpture.

In Brief
  • Artists: Aliesha Mafrici
  • Category: Artist Studio
  • Gallery Category: Installation, Other, Photography, Sculpture
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In Detail

Nominated by Edith Cowan University (ECU) lecturers as a student with exceptional potential, Mundaring Arts Centre’s (MAC) next Artist in Focus, Aliesha Mafrici, explores the fragility of time, memory and understanding through print, photography and mixed media.

Working in residence in Gallery 2, Aliesha creates works towards her graduating exhibition (late 2016) drawing predominantly on her recent experiences as a print scholarship student in China.

Using a variety of photography and print techniques, Aliesha expands her consideration of moments in time that do not necessarily add up correctly, but still manage to form a tangible reality.  Through sculptural installations and ‘Artists Books’, Aliesha considers our limited capacity to understand the sublime qualities of life - a riddle we cannot solve in our quest to know and understand everything.

Aliesha is currently studying Visual Arts at ECU, with a body of her work exhibited across Perth.  In 2016, Aliesha was selected to participate in Sculpture By The Sea at Cottesloe Beach and was awarded the Rio Tinto Young Emerging Artist Mentorship Program, with Perth artist Jon Tarry as her mentor (www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Yqp1gkcII).  In 2015, Aliesha was awarded a federal Colombo Scholarship to take part in a study tour for two weeks at the Shanghai Publishing and Printing College.  In addition to this study tour, she had the opportunity to exhibit in an international exhibition, Impact 9, in Hangzhou China.  She is currently the Chairperson of a new Academic Arts Club at ECU called “EVAC”, the ECU Visual Arts Collective, and earlier this year, her sculptural work Immersed was purchased for the private Collection of Andrew and Nicola Forrest.

Aliesha will be working in residence at MAC on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am – 3pm, from Friday 27 May to Sunday 26 June.  Mundaring Arts Centre is situated in the heart of Mundaring at 7190 Great Eastern Highway.  For further information, please call 9295 3991 or visit www.mundaringartscentre.com.au or visit Aliesha’s website, alieshamafrici.wix.com/artist

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