Working in oils and pastels, Adele Dubarry is inspired by natural forms in the environment and by the human body. She spends time with landscapes to study form and detail, in a process of careful watchfulness combined with a sense of intuition. She is continuing to hone her skills and practice and will often go back to drawings, rub them back and draw over them again.
A current focus is creating a body of work based on the rules of evidence as understood by the legal profession versus the ordinary person. This will result in her first significant solo exhibition in 2017.
Since starting classes with Central Studios in 2012, she has quickly become recognised for her style of delicate abstraction, which brings the viewer into an intimate space with a landscape. Adele won the 2016 Rain Moth Gallery River Life Art Prize and has been a finalist in the Rick Amor Drawing Prize; Watershed Art Prize and the Emma Hack Prize.
She is a regular exhibitor in the SALA Festival and has participated in group shows with Central Studios, Art Images Norwood and the Pastel Society of South Australia.
2014, Island Life, SALA solo show, Waverley House café Mitcham
2016, Terrace Floors SALA group show
2015, Art Images Christmas Show
2015, Art Images SALA exhibition
2015, Royal South Australian Society of Arts Portrait Prize
2015, Pastel Artists of South Australia, Chapel Hill Winery and Maxwell Estate
2014, SALA Open Studio at former studio Boskenna
2014, Boskenna Studio Gallery M Marion
2013, SALA Open Studio at former studio Boskenna
Royal Adelaide Hospital Challinor Gallery - donated pastel drawings
2016, Winner, Rain Moth Gallery River Life Art Prize
2016, Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize
2016, Finalist, Watershed Art Prize
2016, Finalist, Emma Hack Prize
2014, SALA On Sale, One Day Residency