2022 ARTIST BIOS | Antoinette Edmunds

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About Antoinette Edmunds

Antoinette Edmunds is a mid-career artist who graduated from the VCA in Melbourne majoring in Sculpture. Since living and working as a sculptor in the marble quarries in Tuscany Italy, Edmunds has had a successful career in public art and residency projects – creating large scale ephemeral and horticultural works. Her installations have engaged diverse audiences at sites including Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall, River Fire bridges, Southbank Parklands (Expo 88), Brisbane Airport and community engagements projects including those with Indigenous communities in Townsville, Toowoomba, Mornington Island, Gregory Downs and Doomadgee. Edmunds is the Founder of Madam Sparrows Community Arts Market (focusing on return to woman’s home crafts in the local community and Founder of Madam Tojo’s Arts Cafe Phrontistery (cafe/bar creative venue).

2022 SWELL ARTWORK – Scent, Antoinette Edmunds

Edmund’s work currently explores biological issues via humour and everyday experiences. Scent communicates the intense olfactory senses of the Macrosmatics. Dogs have 260 million more odour receptors than humans and recent research indicates that they can achieve up to 90% accuracy in detecting diseases. While society changes, the dog remains a constant in our lives doing what it loves – sniffing. Scent nods to past explorers and scientists seeking new worlds across vast seas, and to messages sent in bottles transported in the sea, which was once a form of communication.

Instagram: @Antoinette_edmunds_

Facebook: @Antoinette edmunds

Website: antoinetteedmundsartist.com 

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.