About Annette Galstaun:
Annette’s art practice fuses activity with contemplation. Through her energetic mark making, her works encompass a sense of the artist’s own excitement in the moment of making. Yet, simultaneous to this electric energy, there is a corresponding steadiness in Annette’s work. Her subjects appear snapped in moments of pause.
Annette’s images are surreal and dreamlike, reminiscent of scenes by Marc Chagall. She confidently distorts figures, heightens colours, and exaggerates form. The artist deconstructs and flattens her subject matter, decoding people, landscapes and animals into abstracted shapes. In the process Annette arranges her subjects into beautiful patchworks of pattern. Lyrical, quirky, curious and beautiful all describe Annette Galstaun’s work.
About Studio A:
Studio A is a supported studio based in Sydney that tackles the barriers that artists living with intellectual disability face in accessing conventional education, professional development pathways and opportunities needed to be successful and renowned visual artists. The enterprise paves professional pathways for such artists so that they can achieve their artistic and economic aspirations.
Studio A provides its artists with a working studio space equipped with specialist materials and support-staff, and supports a variety of artists working within a range of disciplines. Studio A contributes to various personal outcomes for the artists including increased self esteem, increased aspirations for the future, broader social networks and a sense of belonging, increased financial security and improved mental health. More broadly, within the community Studio A reduces stigma associated with people with disability and increases diversity and inclusion.