Since arriving in August from Barcelona as artist in residence at Tanks Arts Centre, Carme Dapena has been exceptionally busy and productive. On 9 Oct she launches her third exhibition of works all created in Cairns, at Caffiend, 5/72-74 Grafton St, Cairns at 6pm. On top of that she delivered watercolour workshops at Tanks and on 12/13 Oct will give an etching workshop at Inkmasters, 55 Greenslopes Street. Carme, now Inkmasters newest member, is a distinguished artist from Barcelona with degrees in art, paper conservation and education. She is also a sculptor and calligrapher.
The exhibition expresses her continuing concerns about the relations between humanity and nature and how we can protect it in the face of climate change. She says, “Pure Nature is what moves me to create. The motivation for my work here has been my contemplation and admiration for the magnificent North Queensland environment, in particular its butterflies. My next project will include the precious birds and other insects, the lush plant life and superb corals.”