Romy Durrant, Untitled (green)(detail), 2023, oil on paper.
Romy Durrant, Untitled (green)(detail), 2023, oil on paper.
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Sentient Worlds

18 July 2024 - 9 December 2024


Artist(s): Romy Durrant

Location: Niddrie Library

In this exhibition, artist Romy Durrant presents a series of oil paintings celebrating the freedom of expression beyond societal boundaries and expectations. Romy is a neurodivergent artist who identifies as disabled. In describing how social environments can be overwhelming, she says “My imagination is my best coping tool.” Through abstract expressions of space, colour, and brushwork, Sentient Worlds finds solace in the experience of one’s own internal world.

Romy Durrant is an artist and mental health lived experience worker living and working on Wurundjeri Country. Her paintings reflect on sensory encounters with
nature, memory and the inner world while seeking to forge new, abstracted spaces for belonging and repair.