SHH PoP Up Paramatta Arts
Abira was the only invited child artist to exhibit at the SHH Arts Gallery’s 2015 themed show representing alternative works created in an unusual manner. Abira was also asked to present a speech at the opening night.
‘My artwork I named afternoon events as I created it in a few afternoons of wanting to portray my art differently. It was a process I always wanted to try. I wanted my things in my outside world to come into my painting and be a part of it. Whatever was there around me I wanted to help it be there, somehow, by marking it in my art. There is not just lines and paint. There is an ant, a leaf, my cats trails, some blowing crepe paper, seed pods and tile cracks. Everything in my painting has something I saw and experienced, and it all means something to me.’ – Abira Niye Harvey
Abira created her artwork by leaving her canvas outdoors and allowing the elements to weather and mark it, including a snail trail! She then applied water colour to form into the weathering marks and outlined various elements in ink.
Exhibited SHH PopUp: Paramatta 2015 – Invited Guest Speaker