Trinkets from my personal collection are given homes among the icing architecture of castles, grottos, and arches. The pure snow-white of the porcelain kingdom is smothered in a mirror glaze reflecting my own desire and fantasy. These once magical objects no longer hold me to a dream of the future. The spell is broken, and disenchantment provides the freedom to live beyond the confines of a fairytale kingdom.
Challenging the established perceptions of cultural and artistic practices that were once exclusively coded as feminine and thus insignificant, Russell’s work celebrates the decorative, promiscuous aesthetics and politics of purity; the superficial, excess, and delight – with pleasure.
Ebony Russell completed a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Honours) at Monash University in 2003 and in 2019 graduated from The National Art School Sydney with a Masters of Fine Art. Russell has won many awards including the Franz International Rising Star Award in 2018.
2022 Masters Show, Clay Gulgong, The Holtermann Museum
2020 Meroogal Women’s Art Prize – Finalist