©TomboyBill

TOMBOYBILL, BIO

 

Dionne Chambers grew up in a small town in rural Victoria, Australia.
With a love of all things boyish she earned the nickname ‘Billy the Kid’ from her father,

now signing her artwork as TomboyBill.

TomboyBill’s work is an exploration of life after taking a leap of faith from the

comfortable life of a commercial artist, to the uneasy, introspective life of a fine artist.
The artwork, often described as ‘powerful’, ‘bold’ and ‘gritty’, also conveys feelings of
vulnerability. Boasting dynamic colour, scribbles, dribbles and scratches, using both organic,

inorganic and often discarded materials, TomboyBill finds hidden beauty and value in the unloved... 

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MATTHEW SCHIAVELLO, BIO

Matthew Schiavello works with both digital and analogue photography. Shooting a broad range

of styles, he prefers abstract and/or experimentation. Matthew’s abstract work, aims to bring

the viewer’s attention to the beauty which exists all around them, especially in torn,
decayed or damaged transient urban spaces. Matthew also experiments largely with 35mm film

by effecting or damaging the film emulsion, generally prior to shooting. He sometimes will

experiment with 35mm film during the scanning process, physically interacting and
manipulating the captured images to create something new and unique. 

A lot of Matthew’s work is based around two concepts; that ‘beauty is all around us’, and the question

of ‘what if?’ From re-presenting images captured in abhorred spaces, to his curious exploration

of techniques and materials, Matthew’s work often holds a mirror up the world that exists around us

and invites us all to reflect upon how we see ourselves and others, in our world.