Teelah George joins Laree Payne Gallery

Multidisciplinary Australian artist finds representation over the ditch.

Words: Charlotte Middleton

Laree Payne Gallery in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton), Aotearoa New Zealand has announced its representation of Australian artist Teelah George. The Melbourne-based artist works across painting, embroidery, and sculpture to explore concepts of time, memory, and labour.

Born in Perth in 1984, George earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from Curtin University of Technology in 2007, and has become known for her expressive abstract embroidery and mixed media works.

Recent exhibitions include Love in Bright Landscapes, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth; The Weight, Neon Parc, Melbourne, 2019; The boxer Is the lover with the flower Is the naked motif, Gallery 9, Sydney, 2020; and The Refrain, Auckland Art Fair with Laree Payne Gallery, Auckland, 2021.

George’s works are included in a number of collections including Artbank, MCA Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.

Having first worked with Laree Payne Gallery at the end of 2019, and again for the 2021 Auckland Art Fair, George is now working towards a solo exhibition with the gallery to be presented in March 2022.

Teelah George is also represented by Gallery 9, Sydney; and Neon Parc, Melbourne.

This article was originally published 15 September 2021.

Image: Mia McDonald. Courtesy: the artist.


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