Anna Caione Intreccio

Anna Caione teaches art and design at tertiary level in Melbourne. She has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally. In 2004 Anna Caione was a finalist in several award exhibitions including the John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria and the Metro 5 Gallery Art Award, Melbourne.

Art Exhibition previously on at Catherine Asquith Gallery (Archived) in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 12 March 2013 to Saturday 30 March 2013

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In 2003 she was awarded second place in the SBS Centenary of Federation Art Award. In 2006 she was a finalist in the McGivern Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery and the John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria( Honourable Mention). During 2004 Caione was invited to exhibit her works at the European Cultural Festival, Genova, Italy.

Anna Caione’s work is represented in corporate, public and private collections in Australia, Italy, Holland and Ireland.

Catalogue Essay

Drawing on her Italian heritage and frequent homeland journeys to the Abruzzo region of central Italy, Melbourne-born artist Anna Caione addresses the shifting landscape of experience and recollection. Like the Arte Povera artists of the sixties and seventies, Caione’s practice is concerned with subjective understandings of matter and space; the energies inherent in materials; and with vitality and memory.

A kind of re-enactment, Caione’s nostalgic sensibility is a way of imagining forward and looking for home; a way to hold or touch something without evaporating it. Memories, infinitely richer than their origins, are often experienced as a physical sensation. The body is overwhelmed by a smell, sight, sound, taste or texture that it tries to locate and relocate. In this new exhibition, Caione engages this poetics of remembrance; and the reworking of fabrics, papers and raw pigments.

The ‘fabric’ is of something; a house, a memory, a culture is a weave, an experience. These fabrics have undergone gradual and imperceptible change. Layering together swathes of material as if unearthed, Caione resurrects into artworks worn and faded fabrics, some long exposed to human touch and human breath.

Martina Copley
February 2013