in the fading realm/first spill – Saskia Bunce-Rath & Christiane Shortal
Saskia Bunce-Rath is a graduate of the Masters of Fine Arts programme at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts. As an artist and poet, she explores mood and quasi-narratives through her depictions of ethereal creatures wandering in imagined lands. She mixes text and painterly compositions to further deepen her unearthly atmospheres. Texture, surreality and definition is built into her works through a bright use of textiles and thread.
Christiane Shortal graduated from the Ara Institute in 2017. In her Christchurch-based art practice, Shortal amalgamates her own surroundings and experiences to form new worlds evocative of traditional and popular depictions of historical civilisations and folklore. Shortal also works with local musicians such as Pickle Darling and Mousey – creating band merchandise and album covers.
Read more about this exhibition in our City Art Reader