Charlie Paganin, Trinity Williams, Declan White
The Bowling Alley brings together three early career artists, Charlie Paganin, Trinity Williams and Declan White in a showcase of new directions and practices from DADAA’s next gen of artists.
Moving worlds, unique figuration, intensive patterning and brilliant colour set these artists apart. At times abstract and deeply personal, this collection of works offers a momentary glimpse into the dynamic, confident and energetic practices of artists working from DADAA’s studios.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Born in 2001 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia to Australian expat parents, Trinity Williams relocated to Perth at an early age, and began making art as a young child as a part of a therapy program to expand her smell and tactile sensory responses.
Since 2011 Trinity has participated in DADAA’s Artlink program for children and young people and in 2019 she expanded her practice and began working as an artist with the DADAA Fremantle studio program. During her time at both DADAA and through arts programs at John XXIII College Mt Clarement, Trinity’s practice has included working in a variety of mediums including textiles, sculpture, pottery, drawing, painting, weaving and collage. Her work has been exhibited at the John XXIII Art Expo, the As We Are Exhibition, the Awesome Festival and at the City of Melville.
Charlie Paganin is a young, Western Australian artist who is on the autism spectrum. His favourite mediums are painting and drawing, and he enjoys the ocean and music. Through his art, Charlie is able to connect and communicate with the community about his world.
Charlie previously attended the Central Institute of Technology’s Art Start Course, and his work was featured at the Mobilia’s Exhibition 7, an exhibition of Fritz Hansen Series 7 chairs featuring other Western Australian artists.
In 2016 and 2017 Charlie was awarded Arts Nexus Grants to develop practice. Working with mentors Kate Campbell-Pope and Zoe Martyn, Charlie explored drawing, painting, bookmaking, screen printing and digital works. In 2017, he held his first solo exhibition Going around in Circles, exhibited at the PLC Art Exhibition, and published a book titled Charlie’s Alphabet Book.
Declan White is an early career artist who previously worked at the DADAA Midland arts studio. His preferred mediums are coloured pencil or pen with which he creates intricate and detailed drawings from still life and other references of interest. He often gravitates towards nature and animals.
In 2019 Declan was invited to exhibit at the Joondalup Invitation Art Prize and Catapult One at Gallery Central. In 2018 he was selected to exhibit in Treasured at the Wanneroo Art Centre, and Menagerie at the Guildford Village Potters which toured to DADAA’s Wangareee Community Centre in Lancelin.
Declan and his family recently relocated to Austria to be closer to family.
Image: Declan White, The Bowling Alley, 2018, ink on paper, 56 x 76.5 cm. Courtesy the artist.