Contemporary Still Life: Entertaining Paraphernalia

Xandra Connelley

Autumn Art Program 2022

I am inspired by everyday objects as something we can all connect to.

Xandra Connelley grew up in the UK where she studied Decorative Arts in London before moving to Sydney over 30 years ago. Xandra is inspired by the way a group of objects can tell a story and how many everyday items are things we can enjoy as a universal collective.

In “Contemporary Still Life: Entertaining Paraphernalia“ Connelley explores the experience of contemporary living through still life.

To develop this collection, Connelley asked a range of children to name their favourite items and was constantly inspired by their responses which were often amusing. She combined this with memories of things she loved as a child such as shiny objects, colourful things and ice cream.

The intention of these paintings is to represent a variety of subject matter with an added piece of humour so everybody can find something to relate to.

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