ABOUT THE ARTIST

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Cinda studied Ceramics at Ballarat University (2008 - 2012) with lecturer, Pete Pilven. She developed an affinity for working with Southern Ice Porcelain, her passion grew, and a practice in hand building developed. In the studio she enjoys the challenge of hand building sculptural forms and is interested in experimenting with a range of clay bodies. Her work explores the textural variety clay offers through abstract expressionist sculptural forms. 

Cinda's artist narrative explores the relationship of humanity to the environment and raises questions about our exploitation of the earth's resources by envisaging a post human future - After the Anthropocene. She is also interested in representations of the concept of time, contrasting biological and geological time.

Philosophically her work aligns with the values of Humanism and Wabi-sabi.

Humanism is the practice of ethical and respectful choices, of recognising oneself as part of the greater whole of society. Humanism aims for maximum possible fulfilment through the cultivation of ethical and creative living.  It offers a rational means of addressing the challenges of our times.

Wabi-sabi is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic philosophy. lt nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities. Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.

In 2010 in Ballarat, Cinda helped establish an Artist Run Initiative (ARI) in the form of a NFP Gallery, Space 22. 

In 2016 Cinda relocated to Melbourne and studied the Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies. She has worked in various Arts Administration and NFP roles, as well as running a successful hospitality venture.

In 2011, whilst still at Uni, she won the emerging artist award at the Clunes Ceramics Award, and her work was purchased for the State collection at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. 

Cinda has been a resident artist at Gasworks Arts Park since 2019 and is a member of the Board. 

She is on the Committee of the Contemporary Sculpture Association who operate the Yarra Sculpture Gallery.

She is currently on the Committee of Management operating a new Artist Run Gallery, Art at The Thomas on Fitzroy st, St Kilda where she is exhibiting a number of ceramic works in a show called 'Place and Identity'.