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Weaving the here and then

17 July, 2018 - 28 July, 2018

Ali McNabney-Stevens

Weaving the here and then

17 – 28 July 2018

Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
admission: Free

…a strong sense of motion and urgency in every movement.

Ali McNabney-Stevens’ recent series of work explores the links between nostalgic flashes of her past, and joining them with the here and now.

Her relationship with the Ulster landscape in her home of Northern Ireland in particular evokes deep emotions. The exploration of these memories coupled with day-to-day happenings has brought an expressive freedom to Ali’s work. Using flora and fauna as a catalyst, this fresh perspective has seen her creating a personal iconography through the use of oil paint.

Always returning to pure expression through line, Ali finds figurative shape and definition through negative spaces, conveying a strong sense of motion and urgency in every movement. This results in a loose mapping of Ali’s past and present.

Working to a large scale, Ali’s process is intuitive and fast paced. Drawing on a distinctive colour palette, she weaves memory and line over controlled layers of paint. Gaining inspiration from the characteristics of the oil, the artist is anything but sparing. Manipulating the medium to suit her expressive style, she relishes in the artistic process, drawing on every characteristic of the paint.

Ali describes her artistic process as an author writing a book.

“I always feel as if I am working on the edge of something, with my sole aim being to give life to the painting. The painting takes me where it wants to go”

Predominantly influenced by her love of landscapes and brave colour combinations, British born Ali McNabney-Stevens has quickly become one of the most collectible emerging artists within Australia, whilst simultaneously attracting worldwide attention for her art practice.

Having earned her Honours degree in Design and History of Art from Edinburgh College of Art, with further fine art studies at London’s prestigious St Martin’s, Ali consistently displays her pedigree with an impressive body of original and limited edition abstract works that demonstrate versatility and individuality.

As a feature artist in many leading interior editorial spreads, international blogs, and of late regular guest appearances on primetime National TVC – it is fair to say that Ali continues to make her mark on the art world, whilst working on new and exciting collaborations with other well-known creatives.


17 July, 2018
28 July, 2018
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45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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