Being an expressive individual who was raised in Syria, Marie Afram started painting from a young age and would often wait on deliveries of new paint so that she could expand her palette. Marie’s artistic talents have in recent times been influenced by the recent horrors of war within the country. Today, in Australia, she freely practices her artistic expression in various forms and styles, including abstract, surrealism, nature and life drawings. Her preference for medium has been oil and acrylic on canvas. Marie holds a Diploma of Visual Arts, as well as an Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development. Her works have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions, and she was recently the winner of the “Many Faces One Community – Valuing Diversity” Local Community Art Competition. At present she is a part of the Craigieburn Art Group.
Thu 29 Aug 2019 - Tue 8 Oct 2019
Meeting Point is a group exhibition of works by Marie Afram; Yelena Ashlapova; Amicus Atman; Anthony Bertucci; and Emiliano Fernandez as part of Emerge in the North 2019, now in its third year. It celebrates the incredible cultural contributions of artists from new and emerging communities in the outer north of Melbourne, investing in the development of new works and profiling artists of quality and innovative practice. Each of the five artists selected through the EOI process worked alongside curator Santy Saptari, to develop new works for the exhibition.