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Art Watch : Dina Broadhurst

Dina Broadhurst is our Art Watch Artist for today. This section is brought to you by Art From Us and Divvya Nirula. The Artists we spotlight here can be from any field, across any discpline, and using a variety of media. We share here why we think they are important and worth – watching. Be it genius creators of eras gone by or the upcoming contemporary artist who is yet to have their first show. All come under the purview of Art Watch. 

Why Dina Broadhurst?

The first time I saw Dina Broadhurst’s “Ladies in Waiting” series I fell in love. Her feminine perspective shines through in every series she does. A print artist that utilises multi-media to create whimsical works – Dina Broadhurts’t works always bring a smile to our faces.

Many have described her work as photography, some as collage, and others still as print-media. The last because of her “Bagged it Series”. For me personally, Broadhurst is cheeky with her creations. She places layers of poignant feminist messaging within layers of whimsy and aesthetic pleasure. Be it the colour palette she uses, or then the female bodies that are ever present in her work. Both mesmerise and soften the delivery of the questions she is asking us. For example when asked what inspired her, and talking to Citizen Atelier about her “Bagged it Series” – she says,

“…we can’t just take things at face value, or give things less importance when they are imperfect, the imperfect and the history and character of people, the rawness, the unmade up versions, the inner world is what should hold the most value, not the outside. It doesn’t mean we can’t love pretty things, it’s just we have to be able to see past them too and see more.”

Diana Broadhurst

The Works We Love the Most

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