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Teelah George is Australian, born in 1984. After majoring in textiles at Curtin University in Perth she ‘ran away’ to Belfast for three years to try to understand something about her creative journey. She started to sculpt, then paint.

“Now I treat the paintings as a tactile object, something responsive and malleable.”

“Throughout the painting process I go back and forth as a way to challenge the painting, and myself. My paintings are an exercise in this very process. There is something inherently personal in that it is potentially unfathomable and equally wonderful. They are somewhat paradoxical, both permanent and always changing. Making art seems like a bi-product of my existence.”

Teelah has held numerous solo exhibitions, undertaken international residencies, and entered the collections of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and the University of Western Australia, along with the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art and a growing number of private collections. In 2013 she was a finalist in the Rick Amor Drawing Prize, then the Doug Moran Portrait Prize. In 2014 she won the Joonalup Invitation Art Award. In 2015 she was winner of the Freemantle Print Award as well as being a finalist in the Bankwest Invitation Art Prize and The Guirguis New Art Prize. In 2016 she was a finalist in the John Stringer Prize, and in 2017 she is a finalist in the Ramsay Art Prize, one of Australia’s richest ($100,000) prizes for artists under 40 year of age.

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Interview with Jessica Douglas

Press release: Eight Young Australian Artists Announced For Primavera 2017

lovers' ponytails

4 -22 July 2017

‘I am using local oral histories as a departure point for the work... There is usually a juicy title in all that story stuff.’ - Teelah George, 22 Feb 2017

The Persistent Yellowing (Time Piece)

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Bouganvillea Woman

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Lovers' Ponytails, (2017) oil & enamel on canvas 320 x 305mm

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Nugget

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Pine

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Four Portals (Clover) (2016) oil on canvas 360 x 310mm

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Shoreless Shore

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Soft Place

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Studio, 2017

Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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