Tara Marynowsky works across the mediums of painting, drawing and film and incorporates found images as part of her practice. With a curatorial background in film and archives her work investigates recorded images and the historical representation of women. By personally collecting archival images, she seeks to alter, personify, comment and re-direct them from their slumber, transporting them from past to present.
'Balancing Actress' combines found images from a 1930s nudist magazine with watercolour works on paper, the works suggest a sense of role playing and are influenced by cinematic and fantastical female characters from studio films. Symbolic feminine shapes and lines are arranged and layered to suggest these roles and acts of play.
Tara holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours from UNSW, College of Fine Arts, Sydney and has exhibited widely throughout Australia as well as internationally. She has been the recipient of numerous grants, awards and residencies, most recently a Marten Bequest Scholarship and including the Linden Postcard Prize, the Fraser Studio Arts Residency at Queen Street Studios in Sydney, a finalist for the Helen Lemprière Travelling Arts Scholarship and an Australia Council Inter-Arts Grant.