Today I was honoured to participate in a compelling Artists' Lab run by Arts Centre Melbourne called The Deep Dive which delved into neurodiversity in art, particularly performance. We learnt and dissected the art, arts practices and creative processes of some of Australia's leading neurodiverse artists and allies. It was wonderfully hands-on and got me challenging the assumptions which conventional artistic expression makes, as well as reflecting on my own work. I connected with some incredible artists and companies who I look forward to collaborating with in the future.
Last week, I went to the Melbourne Polytechnic Art Exhibition, which featured this oil painting done by illustrator, Leo Flander, entitled Portrait of Andi. He was great to collaborate with and we're hoping to work together again. It's certainly not every day that you come face to face with yourself!
Last week, I worked with artist Leo Flander, who snapped me in a range of extreme emotional states for an exhibition he is putting together. He is interested in creating surreal portraits through "animated photographs" and "moving paintings." Check out his beautiful work here.