Melbourne is just one of the cities that contain a vast creative industry platform for emerging talent in Australia, and this year Toowoomba artist, Chantel Schott has been given the opportunity to showcase her work.
EC et al a new arts initiative, are launching their gallery in May at Conduit Arts in Fitzroy and Chantel will be part of the contemporary group show, with another group show following at Beth Hulme Gallery & Studio in North Fitzroy in November.
Chantel’s work uses a number of mediums, with colour, collage and delicate line work. “The themes I am exploring with my current work serve as a metaphor for the term vintage. My objective is to build pathways between past, present and a possible future of contemporary imagery using elements of myth-making and dream-states to reconstruct images which may potentially one day be considered, vintage” said Ms Schott.
Chantel is a self-taught artist who has been painting since 2005; she has shown her work regularly throughout Queensland and has recently become a finalist in the YEN Magazine Young Artist’s Awards, for her piece “Basin Street Blues”.
“I have always been determined to exhibit my work in Melbourne, and I am ecstatic that through hard work and dedication, I have been given the chance to break into the market there” said Ms Schott.
For more information about the artist her website can be found at www.chantelschott.daportfolio.com