Art Matters: Bernie Divola brings us another Covid production.

As far as Bellingen's Bernie Divola is concerned, lockdown has only meant more time for creating.  Her work is peppering social media and certainly brings a smile to the face.  This week we feature Bernie's 'lockdown' period.
As far as Bellingen's Bernie Divola is concerned, lockdown has only meant more time for creating.  Her work is peppering social media and certainly brings a smile to the face.  This week we feature Bernie's 'lockdown' period.

Iso Wall

As far as Bernie Divola is concerned, lockdown has only meant more time for creating.  Her work is peppering social media and certainly brings a smile to the face.  This week we feature Bernie’s ‘lockdown’ period.

Bernie you’ve become so productive during this period of social restriction? What motivates your creativity?

I’m a non-stop maker and having more time to create has been a joy for me. I have had the headspace to formulate ideas and the time to follow them up.

 

As far as Bellingen's Bernie Divola is concerned, lockdown has only meant more time for creating.  Her work is peppering social media and certainly brings a smile to the face.  This week we feature Bernie's 'lockdown' period.

Year 12 student Gioia

What or whom inspires you?

Everything inspires me but I was taken by the idea of doing something that marked this period of quiet so I can one day look back on it.

I’ve been working on three separate projects……..

I have created an ‘Iso Wall’ in my house where I put little drawings and watercolours of bits and pieces of daily life.

I have been making a hexagon patchwork quilt where I have used materials from around my house. I have used old tablecloths, dresses, aprons, pillowcases and cushion covers to name a few things.

My other project has been very personal. I have made articulated paper puppets of my family and then made stop motion movies with them. I decided to do the same thing for my wonderful Year 12 students to help mark their final year of school.

 

A lot of your creativity in the past few years is based on people that you know.  Can you explain the motivation for this?

As far as Bellingen's Bernie Divola is concerned, lockdown has only meant more time for creating.  Her work is peppering social media and certainly brings a smile to the face.  This week we feature Bernie's 'lockdown' period.

‘Pink is beautiful’

All my projects are about connection. I really value community and have enjoyed drawing my friends and family as well as students, workmates and people in the Bellingen community. I like to think that it is a way of sharing love and a laugh.

 

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