Virginia Burke

Artist & Curator

Based in Hunter Valley Wine Country, the Australian Landscape is a reoccurring theme of Virginia's artworks. After studying at the University of Newcastle and Charles Sturt, she developed her sculptural and jewellery manufacturing skills before teaching Visual Arts in the Upper and Lower Hunter regions of NSW. The beauty and unique qualities of the Australian Landscape became apparent while Virginia was travelling throughout the United States and Canada. The expansive coastlines and natural lakes that define the environment along side hidden valleys and majestic mountainous ranges are a constant source of inspiration for her artworks. Ancient gemstones and her jewellery making practice are strongly referenced in Virginia's abstract compositions. The obsession with colour and textural qualities are explored through her delicate chalk pastel works and the bold expressive alcohol ink and fluid acrylic works.

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