Born in the province of L’Aquila, Italy, Wilma Tabacco has lived in Australia since childhood, yet her diverse art practice reflects her Italian heritage and her fascination with western European archaeology and history. Primarily an abstract painter, Wilma’s practice has expanded and contracted over the years to include elements of installation, collage and work on paper. Wilma’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (1972), a Diploma of Education (1973), a Master of Arts (1995) and a PhD (2006). She has lectured variously in painting, drawing and printmaking at the University of Melbourne, Canberra School of Arts and at RMIT as part of the international programme in Hong Kong and in Melbourne.
Angela Casey‘s photographic still life works feature objects from, and locations of, her home in Tasmania.
Her practice is largely residency based, responding to public institutional and privately owned collections. Socio-culturally significant items from; heritage properties, science laboratories, museum natural sciences collections appear. These objects have more than one story to tell.