Ginny Grayson

Since graduating from RMIT University of Melbourne with a Masters in Fine Art in 2005, Ginny has had her work shown in over 25 different group exhibitions throughout Australia and New Zealand. Ginny has also held numerous solo exhibitions at galleries in Melbourne and Sydney, including The Harrison Galleries in 2009, The Frankston Arts Centre in 2008, The Seventh Gallery in 2006, and The First Site Gallery in 2005.  In 2008 Ginny won the Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, the BSG Painting Acquisition Award and The Churchie Emerging Art Award. Although a sense of confrontation arises in Grayson’s work, through the script and subtle subject matter, the poetic ‘palimpsest’ that is constructed is depicted with tenderness and a slight melancholy. One can see this particularly in the open-ended scroll. Her work holds an enigmatic space in much the same way that our memories or dreams are illusive at times. They evoke a desire to explore further, to access that space beyond, where we may see the true essence of grace. Sometimes the poignant quality of the work comes not from what is actually there, but from what it is connected to.