36 minutes | Jun 3rd 2018

004: Labour intensive landscapes and meditations with Catherine Nelson

Catherine Nelson is an Australian artist, living in Belgium and the Netherlands, who uses digital technology as her paintbrush creating landscape ‘paintings’ and animations.

After completing her art education in painting at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney Catherine quickly moved into the world of film and television.  She created visual effects for films such as Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter, 300 and Australia.  Her job as a visual effects artist has taken her around the world having lived in Milan, London, Rome, Reykjavik, Bratislava, Brussels and Australia.

In this episode we chat about Catherine’s art education, her love of travel and how working in film has influenced her practice.  We also talk about Other Worlds, a series of constructed worlds that she’s well know for, the intense labour involved and how she’s creating her own landscape paintings.

/ Catherine’s TWS portrait and interview will be on our website in July 2018 thiswildsong.com.au

/ Catherine’s new animated piece we discuss is called EveryNothing and you can see an excerpt on her website at catherinenelson.com

Music: Rapture by Myfawny Hunter

Editing: Alana Helbig 

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