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Fresh from her Australia Council career development grant travels, Northern Beaches based, multi-disciplinary artist Shoufay Derz has built on her significant body of work focused on landscape, poetry and the ‘unknown’.
From the Badlands of the USA to the Chalk Cliffs of Rügen Germany, she has explored monumental eroded landscapes to generate what she calls ‘luminous voids,’ a visual poetry of the unknown. By reflecting upon on the ongoing presence of the past in the now, this new work asks us to contemplate intimacies of the unknown and the ruptures between our experience and knowledge of the world.
Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Shoufay is fresh from her Australia Council career development grant travels, during which she has built on her already significant body of work focused on landscape, poetry and the ‘unknown’.
Shoufay has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including an Australia Council New Work Grant and the Trinity Grammar artist residency. At the age of 24, she was winner of the prestigious 52nd Blake Prize for Religious Art, for her mysterious and abstract photographic series ‘Linking back’. She has exhibited her works widely, both throughout Australia and abroad.
‘In Memory of Water’ is a part of the ninth annual ‘Head On Photo Festival'.