Rhiannon Pegler has been named artist in residence at the Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park. It is the first residency that the Sydney Olympic Park Authority has offered exclusively for artists with disability to create and showcase their work.
Pegler’s work explores what is beneath the surface – to encourage the viewer to look beyond the surface. Her process involves collecting natural objects and examining them under a microscope before she translates them onto the canvas. Her recent work ‘Anxiety’ makes connections with organic shapes to express powerful feelings between the body and the mind.