India O'Hara Andreoli
9th September 2019 - 6th December 2019
India O’Hara was born in Curitiba, south of Brazil. After completing her schooling at “Faculdade de Artes do Paraná”, India decided to leave Brazil in order to look for new influences and styles. Her first stop was in England. Then, due to her free and adventurous spirit, India undertook a new challenge; she went to Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. She went on interior journeys searching for the deepest meanings of life, death, love and hatred through the four elements; water, fire, air and soil. The earth became literally an integrated part of her paintings, giving pigmentation and texture in a new technique developed by the artist. Art has always been her gift.
'The Links Between Us'
Her show rises from a deep involvement, research and living experiences of India and her passion: the rescue of ancestral knowledgements. Her first studies was about Celta Culture, following by journeys up to Los Andes visiting ancestral places and cultures like Incas, Maias, Astecs and than going deep inside Amazon Forest, living in Brasilian tribes and learning the magic of their Xamans (Pajes). When she arrived in Australia, she felt something inside pushing her to learn about its primary culture. The Aboriginals, and when she starts her researches, immediately she felt in love with them and the magic starts. All things became happened so fast. Artist community approached. Residency was offered. The studio was perfect and the exhibition was appointed for her to tell us the similarities about all of us. As she says: We are all connected, we are all one, we are together on this planetary journey to learn and grow. Life can be magic and wonderfull, if you learn the magic of being one with the Universe.