pieces of us
toni vallance
13–28 July

This collection delves into the complexity of memory and self. Memories, often replayed unconsciously, shape our sense of self and reality, blurring truth and interpretation. Drawing on time spent in the New Zealand bush, this series explores nostalgic memories. Each artwork represents a ‘memory’, with distinct images rearranged and abstracted.

Please join us for a drink to celebrate the opening of PIECES OF US on Saturday 13 July (6–8PM)

Born in Aotearoa New Zealand, and currently based in Naarm Melbourne, Toni is an artist specialising in layered, abstract mixed-media pieces.

Drawing inspiration from nature, design, architecture, and the human experience, Toni instinctively manipulates raw line drawings with acrylics and oils to create pieces that, in their purest form, play with dimensions, colour and texture, through an elaborate play of layered mark-making.

Toni's journey to creative expression has not been a straightforward one. With degrees in both Business and Health Science, Toni has worked professionally in advertising and design, and as a naturopath, before following a long-held, intuitive calling and taking the leap into making art. In 2017, Toni completed a drawing course and lived and worked in New York, which ultimately inspired her art practice. Toni's work has been collected globally and sits in private collections in New York, London, New Zealand and Australia. She is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Fine Art (painting) at RMIT University.