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State of the Awe – by Adele Grobler Dellit

State of the Awe – by Adele Grobler Dellit

‘State of the Awe’ is a collection of works by South African-born contemporary artist Adele Grobler Dellit, currently on exhibition in the Queensland Multicultural Centre (QMC). In 2016 she graduated from Griffith University’s Queensland Collage of Art with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, where she majored in painting and minored in Jewellery & small objects.

Adele’s practice ranges from painting, photography and jewellery. Her work often references her relationship with God, the purpose of life and she aims to have her work act as an encouragement for all.

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‘State of the Awe’ exhibition

“This current body of work, is as a result of 3.5 months spent extensively travelling through Canada in the beginning of this year. Provinces visited during this trip include: British
Columbia, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and the Yukon Territory. Majority of the locations visited were remote, which gave the opportunity to not only experience intimacy in these landscapes,
but also the experience of physical challenges. Temperatures in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory for example dropped to -46°C which presented real physical challenges. It is during this time in
these remote locations, uninterrupted landscapes and often severe weather conditions that I had found myself often feeling overwhelmed at the sheer majestic scenery in front of me. Often I
would cry – looking like a complete fool as there were no ways to respond to what exactly it was that was being encountered. It was Awe.”

The question is where do you find your Awe? What are you in awe of and why? Have you ever considered what is the purpose of awe?

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Exhibitions:
2018 – Solo exhibition, State of the Awe, Greaser Gallery
2018 – Cossag Art Prize.
2017 – House Conspiracy, Cycle 11, Showcase.
2017 – S.W.A.K – Sealed with a kiss, Jugglers Art Space.
2016 – Short List, Graduate exhibition, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
2016 – Trace, JMGQ Members exhibition, Woollongabba Art gallery.
2016 – Ipswich art prize finalist exhibition.
Awards:
2018 – Cossag Art Prize, Highly Commended, He said, she said a conversation of thoughts between
God and myself .
2015 – Online Finalist Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Award.
Residencies & Grants:
2017 – House Conspiracy, Cycle 11, 4 week residency.
Education:
2016 – Bachelors of Fine Art, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art.

Event Snapshot

Dates: Monday 8 October - Sunday 4 November
Tickets: Free admission
Address: 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point