Tanya Stubbles’ art practice began in 2006 and she remains seriously committed to her art, exhibiting in group and solo exhibitions in Wollongong, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Alice Springs and China. She completed two residencies at Arthur Boyd’s Bundanon, was a 2008 Wynne Prize finalist and won the 2012 Wollongong City Art Prize.
Tanya is a highly intuitive artist pushing the boundaries, exploring new ideas, processes and materials and creating unique personal perspectives of the world around her. The connection between objects and memory is no coincidence. She intentionally uses sentimental or nostalgic materials to trigger the subconscious using all manner of natural and found ephemera assembled into abstract wall pieces or installations.
The results have powerful resonance. “People are instantly reminded of the past, especially their childhood. My art is not about me. It’s about the people I meet and the stories they tell me. Connecting with people and their past is one of the best parts of my practice”, she says. “The art of storytelling is becoming lost.”