Irene Koroluk is a Tasmanian artist whose practice draws on her connections with the natural environment. Through her work, she aims to capture and reveal beauty and diversity in the landscape. Drawing on her imagination, memory and personal experiences from her travels and explorations, Irene captures both stillness and movement through detailed and layered interpretations of the places she encounters.
Primarily working in textiles, Irene creates tactile and detailed art quilts, often using mixed media in her compositions. Her practice also encompasses drawing, print making, photography and painting. Interested in the transitory nature and fragility of landscape, her work aims to instil the value and importance of appreciating and protecting natural habitats, highlighting the places and species that touch and replenish her soul.
Irene graduated from the Tasmanian School of Art with A BFA in 2017, preceded by a MA in Environmental Studies. Since graduating she has exhibited in numerous finalist exhibitions including: John Villiers Outback Art Prize 2021, The New Quilt 2021, 6th Biennial Golden Textures 2021, Hans Heysen Art Prize 2020, The Australian Textile Art Award 2020, AQIPP 2019, Hornsby Art Prize 2019. She has also been accepted as a Juried Artist Member of SAQA.
Death in Paradise
Retail Price: A$4300.00
Dimensions: 89 x 110 cm (H x W)
Statement: The wildflowers in Western Australia are awe-inspiring. This stunning annual spectacle is however, foreshadowed by increased numbers of charred trees throughout the landscape. A black death of old growth, caused by more intense, regular fires.
Exhibitions: The New Quilt 2021.
Photographer: Bruce Champion