Regional Canberra Artist
Canberra based artist, Sian Watson, is highly influenced by the natural environment. Through growing up on a farm, familiarities of life and death and the processes in which the environment generates, have developed into reoccurring themes within her work. Watson utilises the visceral reactions that people have with these processes and plays on the ideas of time and movement; referencing animals that inhibit our landscapes. Much of Watson’s work references the human relationship with the land through the means of material, scale or shape.
In 2015, Sian Watson graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours (First Class). She was a recipient of many awards as part of the Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) winning the Margaret Munro Mentorship, a public commission with Crafted Development Inc. as well as much of her work being acquired.
Last year, Watson was studying and working in Canada, where she had her first solo show in Kingston, Ontario. This year she has participated in exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, with her work being represented at Sydney International Art Fair and Canberra’s Public Art Biennial Contour 556. Currently, Watson is now preparing her a new body of work for her solo show Tuggeranong Arts Centre next year.
Sian Watson - Unattended at Contour 556