Cocoon opens doors for artist

Augusta Margaret River Times
Artist Natalia Ford preparing for the Cocoon exhibition, which ends this month.
Camera IconArtist Natalia Ford preparing for the Cocoon exhibition, which ends this month.

Residents only have until the end of this month to check out the latest work from emerging artist Natalia Ford.

Ford studied academic drawing when she was 17, and continued through art school where she specialised in oil painting, as well as life drawing, art history, philosophy, sculpture, developing art installations and working with digital media in art projects such as robotics.

Eventually her attention moved to the intersection of art and science, later developing a strong interest in social sciences and journalism.

Ford said she had a wide spectrum to draw on and considered herself a “conceptual artist”.

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She told the Times she was thankful for the chance to exhibit at the Margaret River Library’s Cocoon Gallery due to a lengthy waiting list as well as the support from staff.

The exhibition runs until November 30, but an event will be held at 6pm on November 28 to honour Ford and established artist Michael Wise.

The evening will include an interactive discussion about the individual approaches the artists took to achieve their works.

“It’s an opportunity to get a deeper understanding of the life perspectives that I refer to for my art inspiration,” Ford said.

RSVP to 0422 014 717 or plainOstudio@ gmail.com.

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