My current works are part of a larger ongoing body of work entitled Bestiary: a collection and examination of broadly theatrical characters, linked by a focus on aspects of ‘beasts’ and ‘beastliness’ in both animals and humans.
The ‘beasts’ comprising my bestiary are both human and animal, representations of types, species and personalities, with animals functioning as both a challenge and companion to the human characters.
Singular and iconic on their otherwise empty coloured stages, the characters in my paintings form part of an examination of the animal, ‘beast’ characteristics innate in humans, and of ‘human’ traits in animals, and how we can perceive certain species as being heroic, cowardly or malicious. As human.
Zoe Tweedale, 2012
2011 Bachelor of Fine Art (HONS) National Art School, Sydney
2010 Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Newcastle, NSW
2009 Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts, Newcastle Art School (TAFE) Hunter Institute Newcastle, NSW
2013 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney (7 September – 2 October)
2012 THE CLIPBOARD SHOW Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2012 NEW TALENT Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2011 POSTGRADUATE SHOW Honours graduate exhibition, National Art School Gallery , Sydney
2011 13 Honours painting group exhibition, Stairwell Gallery, National Art School, Sydney
2011 Maries Art Award
2011 Robin Gibson New Talent Exhibition
2011 William Fletcher foundation Grant
2010 Hunter TAFE Industry Award (Arts and Media)
2009 Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize overall winner
2009 Ford award in recognition of outstanding aptitude
2008 Carol Duval memorial award for painting