Daryle Newman brings with her a mixture of storytelling and adventure. Her heartbeat is inextricably linked to tides, her imagery connects water-worlds to those which float and those that live within or are anchored to it.
She explores both the beauty of the ocean and the tragedy of climate change and indifference. Her art is a colorful collaboration between fact and fantasy, exploring otherworlds in which she seeks guidance and distraction, making peace with the unrepeatable moments.
Currently studying her masters in Curating and Cultural Leadership at UNSWAD (aka:COFA) Daryle aims to find ways of protecting and promoting her underwater loves and the homes they call home.
I founded the NGO Jambo Arts in 2010 after meeting a very talented Tuvaluan born artist, John Alefaio, who secretly made his black and white tattoo styled artworks in the corner of his tattoo shop on the Republic of The Marshall Islands. Being extremely reclusive, Johns artwork had not been seen outside his shop . After a huddle together with the whimsical artist Lauren Pallotta, an art school graduate hiding out in the ministry of education we decided to send a shout out to the creative community on the islands capital, Majuro, gathering all to come forth. Wood Carvers, Bead makers, Fine Artists, Up-cyclers, Bag makers and Photographers began stepping forward and along with John and Lauren beside me, decided to hold an exhibition. Jambo ( meaning Journey) Arts was born.
We exhibited together for the first time in the spring that year, each member bringing their expertise both within and outside the realms of art to the table . The exhibition was so popular that we were asked to hold another, then another. We now exhibit twice yearly and each exhibition also showcases singers, poets, dancers, and most recently film-makers .The Jambo arts community grows each year and remains an active participant in many social events both on island, on outer islands , through outreach, and internationally.
I am so honoured to be a founding member and consider all who participate, family. My time with Jambo Arts has been the driving force for my return to university and my ongoing learning of the art of curatorship back in Australia. Much of own my art pays homage to this beautiful country and its people and I, like the tides am inextricably linked to both. I hope to continue supporting this diverse group of talented artists in the future and I thoroughly recommend you take a look at Jambo Arts for yourself at www.Jamboarts.org
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