Edwina Combe, Pace. Image courtesy of the artist.
(March - July 2022)
Melbourne-based artist Edwina Combe primarily works in installation and film photography. Their work currently centers around themes of vulnerability and creating a visual language to communicate very personal glimpses into their worldview. The artworks act as a sort of cathartic release for Combe, as they delve into intimate expressions of personal struggles with anxiety, illness, gender, and feeling unheard due to hierarchical imbalance. There are also aspects of how these affect the way we perceive our own identity and how others interpret us.
After graduating with a bachelor’s in creative arts from Bendigo La Trobe in 2017, Combe’s work has since been featured in several group shows including Enlightened Festival of Projection (Bendigo, 2018), Marking Time (Geelong Art Space 2020), Your Place (Brunswick Street Gallery, 2021), and also an online solo exhibition for their series of photos titled ‘Bathroom Photo Booth’ hosted by Brimbank Arts.
Edwina commenced the Artist-In-Residence program in March 2022 and is being mentored by Aaron Christopher Rees.