Pacific Girl presents a series of snapshots of pacific women in paint. Partly constructed from historical references and the artist’s personal experiences, the female subjects in this exhibition are depicted going about their day-to-day activities, often captured in relaxed and timeless poses that are enhanced by the natural motility of the paint. Raw and visceral in technique, these intimate yet vital portraits of elders, mothers, and young women of color invite the viewer to sit on the periphery of their private, internal worlds.
Jacqui A’Court is an emerging artist based in Perth and holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Curtin University. She has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and was a finalist in the Albany Art Prize (2014), winner of the Cossack Art Awards Western Power Award (2002) and Albany Art Prize (2002). Her recent work examines the complexities of representing the beauty of the female body cross-culturally.