Karen Green first came to our attention via her art on display at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.
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.
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.