Drawing Wall #37 - Emily Ferretti

Melbourne based painter Emily Ferretti will be the 37th artist to take on SAM’s drawing wall - an ongoing series of commissioned, temporary wall-based drawings enlivening the foyer space of Riverlinks Eastbank.

When: Fri, 1 Nov 2019 – Sun, 1 Mar 2020 at 10:00am / 4:00pm
Where: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton
How much: FREE

On my way’ will be a painting that describes travelling through landscape. There is a repetitive nature to the work that mimics the feeling of moving past the environment at speed. Tree trunks feel like they bend as you move past them rhythmically like a beat of a drum.

“When thinking about the rural nature of Shepparton I kept on thinking about my time growing up in the country and the freedom I felt once I could drive. I wanted to make an image that represents that freedom but also captures my observations of the landscape when moving past it,” explains Ferretti.

Using acrylic paints, Ferretti will create a piece using rollers, brushes, and mops which have been altered, to create texture and marks that enhance the feeling of this movement.

A Melbourne based painter, Ferretti grew up in country Victoria and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2006.

Dedicated to a full-time studio practice over the past fifteen years, her works often depict rural, landscape and domestic scenes. Ferretti has exhibited widely and undertaken studio residences including Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Cite de Arts International, Paris, and Green Street, New York. Emily Ferretti is represented by Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne.

Image: Emily Ferretti, photo by Amina Barolli.