[Audio Interview] Karen Green Artist (Canberra) talks about art, social justice, and Grey Woman Matters

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Grey Woman Matters exhibition, 2014. Image reprinted by kind permission of Karen Green

Audio of interview with Karen Green Artist also of Grey Matters Woman (Facebook).

Karen Green talks with Bill Quinn of Overheard Productions about art, entering the Archibald Prize 2016, and expressing her passion for social justice through art and Twitter.

Karen Green first came to the attention of Bill Quinn of Overheard Productions while he was presenting various programs on Artsound FM in Canberra from 2008 to 2012.

Karen came into the studio with fellow artist Gosia Orzechowska one morning for a chat, and Overheard Productions has been interested in her works ever since.

In more recent times, Karen Green has been very active on Twitter, sharing thoughts, links and events about social justice. It was this interest that led to a chain of events that saw her enter a portrait of Kon Karapanagiotidis of the Melbourne-based Asylum Seekers Resource Centre in the 2016 Archibald Prize.

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Kon Karapanagiotidis by Karen Green.
Entry in 2016 Archibald Prize. Reprinted with kind permission of Karen Green.

As mentioned in the interview, Karen Green turns 50 in the first half of 2017 and is looking to hold a retrospective of her works, in the city of Canberra that has been good to her, good for her art, and good for the publics who have been witness to her art.

Karen is currently shopping around for an exhibition space, and competing galleries are invited (by Overheard Productions) to form a disorderly queue at Karen’s website to stake your claim for exhibiting her work.

Reprinted with kind permission of Karen Green.

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Reprinted with kind permission of Karen Green

 

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