“This sample work Gary is part of my projected exhibition based on the ongoing impact of the Vietnam War on six veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. These veterans are representative of the 60,000 soldiers who went to Vietnam from Australia. Using paintings, drawings and their own words I aim to reveal them and the humour, comradeship and understanding that helped them in Vietnam and in the fifty years since. I hope their humanity and endurance shows in their eyes.” -Andrea Malone
Andrea is an emerging artist who has just completed a Bachelor of Visual Art Degree. Her mother was an artist and it has always been natural for her to use artist’s materials and assume they were in every home. Her practice focuses on portrait painting and through this medium she addresses her conceptual ideas, frequently combining place, memory and identity. She aims to create empathy with the subjects in her portraits and uses colour to heighten an emotional back-story. This is displayed in her latest works based on six Vietnam Veterans.
In 2015 and 2013 she was a finalist in the biannual Royal South Australian Society of Arts Portrait Exhibition. In January2012 she was SA Life Artist in Residence. She was awarded the Loreto Star Portrait Prize of 2011. In that same year she was one of only six artists to have their image selected for publication in Artefact, Art & Culture in S.A, No.3, 2011. Also in 2011 she had her first solo exhibition Face the Square, which ran during the South Australian Living Artists Festival. Andrea Malone has been exhibiting since 2001 and her work is held in numerous private collections.