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The Teller of Tales – Sarah-Jane Walsh by Marisa Veerman

The Teller of Tales - Sarah-Jane Walsh

Marisa Veerman

A portrait of
Sarah-Jane Walsh
Medium
Mixed Media – Photography, Embroidery, Beading & Wax

Dimensions

120 x 120 cm
Representation
The artist is represented by Lethbridge Gallery
Category
Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists
Accenture Digital Award
About the artwork

Sarah-Jane Walsh is a lover of story and theatrical producer of her own world within Camp Hill Antique Centre and Tart Cafe, where new shows feature daily. Dressed perfectly to theme, with her iconic beehive hairstyle in place, she dreams big: big props, big colours, big hair, big production, and ultimately, a big risk!!

About the sitter

Sarah-Jane Walsh, co-owner of Camp Hill Antique Centre is a former Assistant Film & TV Director. She has worked in props, wardrobe, post-production visual effects and animation. Some of her projects have included Peter Pan, George of the Jungle II, Narnia, H2O Just Add Water and Sea Patrol.

About the artist

Marisa Veerman’s gestural work communicates emotion with a raw honesty and quiet joy. Using a unique technique fusing photography, embroidery and wax, gently moving figures and space are a central theme of her work. Creating theatrical atmospheres, the figures are transcended into wondrous colour palettes are synonymous with Marisa’s work.

“I have a love of story…this is my connection to film and second-hand goods…they all come with a story…just like a film”
Sarah-Jane Walsh

Behind the scenes

“I have a love of story…this is my connection to film and second-hand goods…they all come with a story…just like a film” -Sarah-Jane Walsh

Sarah-Jane created a nostalgic escape for the people of Brisbane at the Camp Hill Antique Centre and Tart Cafe, saving the 1950’s cinema, Planet Theatre from developers and transforming it into a wonderland of antiques. “The antique centre is not a dusty old museum but rather a theatrical production…” 

It’s a beautiful meeting place for us all to run away to…

“Wait for me somewhere between reality and all we’ve ever dreamed.” — J.M.Barry, Peter Pan