Marsh Folly

Carmel Byrne, 2006

Two Worlds Clash is a series of work made when living in Bermuda. Road maps provide conceptual and visual structure, with Bermudian architecture inspiring colour choice. My experience of Bermuda, such as its climate and culture, is implied through layers of colour and paint, and the mythical-like creatures were conceived through the rhythms and patterns of roads and tracks carved into the Bermudian landscape.

About Carmel Byrne

Carmel Byrne began her art studies with a Diploma in Fine Art at the National Art School, and went on to study for an Honours Degree at Canberra School of Art. She has recently completed a Master in Fine Arts with a thesis titled Above the Grid: Multidimensional Perspectives in Landscape, and an exhibition titled Forecast at Kudos Gallery, Sydney, July 2010. Other exhibition highlights have been selection for the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Dobell Drawing Prize, and the Blake Prize and touring exhibition.

A constant theme throughout Byrne's work has been the idea of landscape as the context for unfolding human existence.

Apart from her own painting practise, she also manages Scratch Art Space which consists of studios, gallery and a project space in Marrickville, Sydney.