I attended the opening of a beautiful exhibition of cut and reassembled coloured papers at Parks Victoria’s Visitors Centre Point Nepean yesterday to view artist Ma Late’s work as the winner of the 2011 Heartlands Refugee Fine Art Prize for 2011.
The exhibition is a collaboration between AMES, (formerly known as the Adult Multicultural Education Services) Multicultural Arts Victoria and supported by Parks Victoria and VicHealth.
The prize enabled Ma Late to take up an artist residency at Werribee Park for 3 months to produce works for the Refugee Art Prize . This opportunity extends her experience as a professional artist and provides much deserved exposure of her work.
Originally from Burma, Karen artist Ma Late spent twenty years in a refugee camp in Thailand after being forced to flee due to depredations of the Burmese Army
The exhibition will run at Point Nepean until April 15 2012.
Andrea for artsonthepeninsula