Artist Statement

Sydney-based artist Gina Bruce works with a variety of media to create the haunting and ethereal images she has become known for.

Gina spends time evolving her artworks. She uses observational drawings, shadow studies and line sketches to prepare her compositions ahead of time. When she approaches her canvas, however, it is quickly and decisively. Her marks are bold and purposeful, yet the overall effect is elegantly subtle.

Gina often makes images of places she remembers well, layering additional images on top of each other. She is particularly interested in bushland, the changing Australian landscape, the built up environment, cleared farmland and the effects those changes have on the population.

Gina has shown in many art prize exhibitions including the NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize and the Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW, for which she was Highly Commended. She was also the winner of the Waverley Art Prize in 2011. Gina exhibits regularly at Robin Gibson Gallery in Sydney.