WHAT THE F***!?
Growing Pains Initiative is proud to launch it’s first exhibition “What the F***”, showcasing 6 young emerging artists exploring the uncertainty of being in the early stages of their careers, with many using processes where the results are unknown at the beginning. The works in this exhibition show that exploration and experimentation are part of figuring out who we are as creative people. “What the F***?!” also accurately describes how the three Growing Pains Initiative founders feel on a day by day basis as they guess their way through the gallery management world.
Delicate, intimate and provoking are some of the characteristics that Stephanie explores through her work and in particular this series. Stephanie aims to showcase the emotions and views that aren’t necessarily easy to talk about. Through this platform of expression she invites the viewer to have a moment of interaction and reflection with the artworks.
Genevieve’s work explores fleeting emotions and its intertwined aspects of spontaneity and expressive gestural movement. Her work taps into one’s feelings and impulses, which are dominantly driven without pre-envisioned outcomes.
Emma's work focuses on a sense of displacement from both daily life and the artistic world of a young artist. Her work exists within an ephemeral space: a space between the viewer, the wall, and the imagery. An atmosphere created by the written voice; a silent space that exists within abstract thought and experience.
Tegan is an artist interested in forming a sustainable and environmentally engaged practice. Her early work was largely built on conventional notions of portraiture and life drawing, a mode of working which soon became stagnant for her as she sought to challenge the basis of her own art making.
Fleur Bain is an emerging artist based in Melbourne, having recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from Monash University. Bain engages in an investigational and cross-disciplinary practice exploring the things that are overlooked or unseen.
Britt Westaway is a studying and practicing creative mess maker and graphic designer. Trained at CATC Design School and currently studying at Billy Blue school of design, Britt endeavors to create conceptual work that evokes discussion and includes aspects of communication within her artwork.