About Natalie Popovski & Clare Maynard
Natalie Popovski is a young emerging Gold Coast artist having recently success at Tweed Regional Art Gallery and solo exhibitions in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Natalie’s practice is centered around using seemingly insignificant objects found in the home to create indirect portraits of the people around her. The items we choose to keep hold of carry a lifetime of memories and speak of a persons believes, rituals , temperament and history.
Clare maynard has been a Gold Coast resident for many years. Watching the Gold Coast bloom into a stand alone cultural city, has inspired her to collaborate with Natalie on their piece with a background in construction she utilised her skills to build their artwork.
2022 SWELL ARTWORK – Nostalgia, Natalie Popovski & Clare Maynard
The Saxa salt was always in Baba and Deco’s kitchen, in country Victoria. It was referred to affectionately by the family as ‘wog salt’. ‘Saxa Salt’ was just another Australian brand. yet to us it was the epitome of ethnic life, like cucumber vinegar, Turkish coffee and Slavic daytime tv.
The artwork, structured from cast ceramic Saxa bottles, also includes crafted ceramic items from members of the community and the stories behind their seemingly inanimate objects that hold fond memories and nostalgia.
Facebook: @Natalie popovski
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.