Claremont by Mirvac_ Featuring Ariane Palassis
Curated by Mirvac, Open House Perth and Project857
Ariane Palassis - Artist, Educator and Architectural Designer
Born in Perth, Ariane Palassis grew with sea and bushland always within reach.
From an early age she accompanied her father on his many journeys into regional Western Australia, a necessary part of his work as an conservation and heritage architect.
Receiving her Masters in Architecture from The University of Western Australia gave Palassis a broad skill base coupled with an appreciation for materiality and the details of construction. While practising Palassis worked on a wide range of projects, from new residential and commercial developments to conservation works on some of WA’s most important heritage sites. These include Fremantle Prison, Sunset Hospital and the Midland Railway Workshops.
While still studying Palassis began tutoring and continues to teach architectural design and drawing as a sessional tutor at Curtin University of Technology and Curtin College. In 2009 Palassis began collaborating with fashion designer Fenella Peacock, creating custom textile designs.This fed into Palassis’s passion for visual art and provided the impetus to pursue her own work. 2012 saw Palassis become one half of Feast Your Eyes, a business dedicated to the celebration of local art and design. Palassis finds greatest satisfaction in projects that use her architectural and construction experience in combination with her fine art sensibilities. ‘The Hollow’ was commissioned by the City of Fremantle as part of the Temporary Public Art Program. Standing over 8 meters tall in Kings Square, ‘The Hollow’ was designed to make the most of the structural properties of box cardboard, while playing with ideas of geometry, pattern, light and colour.
This has since lead to public artwork collaborations with local artist Tom Múller, as part of Agency 296.
In developing her own art practice Ariane has continued to follow her architectural interest in the analysis of place as a repository of human memory and experience. Being Australian with Greek heritage, the displaced old world rituals and the value of family mythologies and cultural traditions have played a large role in her work. Ariane is also a self-confessed bibliophile, with literature, poetry and historical texts all acting as sources of inspiration.
Saturday 10th November: 10am - 3pm
Sunday 11th November: 10am - 3pm
Corner Graylands Road and Shenton Road, Claremont, 6010