Emmy Mavroidis

Emmy Mavroidis has been exhibiting since her graduation from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1986. She has been a finalist in many significant art prizes including the 2017 Montalto Sculpture prize, the 2016 Yering Station Sculpture Prize and the 2015 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize.

“I sculpt by manipulating wax which is then cast in bronze. The chewy stretchy character,of this wax, suggests the ephemerality of movement. I chase the movement, not in a literal sense but as evidence of the memory of what has happened.

There is an evolution in the way marks are made too.The movement becomes a shape. The movement becomes a form. The space around and in between is just as important, as it emphasises the relationship, tension and connection to each other. It is about recognising that, as we move through time, the things we do are a reflection of our beliefs and who we are: who we love, what we desire, what we fear, who we admire, what we share, what we don’t expose. As we move through time and as we move through the space we occupy we respond to each other and what is happening around us..It is just ‘What We Do’.”