Visual Arts Exhibition: Anouk Ely

Title of Major Work: The lover award - Collection of works

“My body of work consists of three artworks in three different mediums, each dealing with my personal journey through mental illness and clinical depression,” Anouk said.

“By creating a gold sculpture of my friend who passed away, I am memorialising her spirit and honouring her memory in the form of a tribute.

“A matching animated film illustrates my journey of recovery and support after the tragedy. Friends and family feature as important players in this part of the story.”

Anoul said the narrative is a symbolic tale of demonic fate and magic, inspired by Japanese animation Studios Ghibli and Chizu. 

“My painting series references the characters and styles explored in the animation, with the main character Alia presented in a stylised and powerful painted portrait,” she said.