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Painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography, installation, printmaking, film ... no matter what the medium, these formidable artists are united by their strength, passion and honesty.

This richly layered compilation invites the reader into the creative spaces of 32 female artists, offering an intimate look behind the scenes and the chance to meet each artist on home ground. Featuring profiles on their practice and process, along with a candid Q&A section, they engage in an honest discussion about womanhood, career, gender inequality and the constant juggle of balancing a contemporary practice with everyday life.

Artists at Home is an authentic portrayal of the intersection of work and life, exploring both the art and the remarkable women behind it, from emerging and established artists such as Yvette Coppersmith, Rhoda Tjitayi, Tamara Dean, Lindy Lee and Patricia Piccinini. Generously illustrated with previously unpublished images by author/photographer Karina Dias Pires and over 150 artworks, this collection celebrates the voices of female artists in Australia.

About the Author

Karina Dias Pires is a Brazilian-born Australian writer, photographer and creative director. She began her career as a copyrighter in Belo Horizonte in 1995. Since then she has worked for advertising agencies, magazines and as a freelancer in Sao Paolo and London before landing in Sydney in 2005. In addition to her writing and image making, Karina is also the creative director of House of Six, a textile business creating handwoven homewares. Artists at Home is her first book, and she is both author and photographer.



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