Soft Savage 2016, Rosamond McCulloch Studio, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : The Hunt, 2017, oil on linenThe Hunt 2017, oil on linen, 40 x 50cm
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Chasing Temptation, 2016, oil on linenChasing Temptation 2016, oil on linen, 40 x 50cm
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Soft Savage, 2016, oil on linenSoft Savage 2016, oil on linen, 40 x 50cm
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Rise and Fall, 2017, oil on linenRise and Fall 2017, oil on linen, 40 x 50cm
  • Amber Koroluk-Stephenson : Three Travellers, 2017, oil on linenThree Travellers 2017, oil on linen, 40 x 50cm

This series of work is resulting from a Studio Residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris. Using spontaneous gesture and familiar domestic objects within a contained environment, these works draw parallels between the wilderness and depictions of the natural world in both historical artistic and scientific contexts whereby nature is presented as spectacle in settings that stand between worlds.

These works explore notions of the exotic, by playing on the parallels between wild and the tame, natural and artificial, interior and exterior, civilised and non-civilised, the familiar and the unknown. These works attempts to reconnect with the magic and romanticism of the Age of Discovery to fulfil the human desire to connect with nature and make visible what is out of sight.

This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.