Miriam Innes - 2022 Clayton Utz Art Award Finalist

Miriam Innes - 2022 Clayton Utz Art Award Finalist

Congratulations to Miriam Innes on her selection as a finalist in the 2022 Clayton Utz Art Award in Brisbane.

The Clayton Utz Art Award is awarded to an outstanding artwork by a Queensland based artist, or with a strong connection to Qld.

Miriam Innes is an Irish born artist best known for her charcoal drawings of hyper-realistic sprawling streetscapes. While the subject of her drawings is occupied by the metropolis, her choice of natural materials reflects upon her childhood spent in Ireland’s boglands.

Oscillating between two worlds - the natural and built environment - Miriam Innes likens the organic qualities of her medium, charcoal, to the 'bog oak' found close to her home. Its simplicity, Innes asserts, renders it overlooked and understated, a notion echoed in her choice of mono-tone palette, yet her cityscapes are rich in their complexity. 

Working in grayscale tones, Miriam Innes takes out the noise and visual assaults of the city, focusing instead on linear details - the crisp lines of the pavement, the geometry of windows in sequence and of fire escape ladders zig-zagging across a facade.

To view more of Miriam Innes's artworks - click here.

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