Fiona Longhurst’s works on paper are characterised by a sensitive use of colour and an affinity with the pastel medium. Her process involves referencing photographic images, often of gardens, houses and people, and adding text to her drawings. Her recent series of ceramic totem poles highlights an ongoing investigation of colour and pattern, and unique treatments of space, as each sculpture is accompanied by its own shadow, constructed in a 3-dimensional form. Longhurst’s work is continually developing in terms of depth, variety and confidence. Fiona Longhurst (born 1950) has been a regular studio artist at Arts Project Australia since 1991. She has been included in numerous group exhibitions at Arts Project Australia as well as exhibitions at other organisations including Platform Artists’ Group, Flinders Street Station, Melbourne; Vita Gallery, Portland Oregon, USA; and Centre d’Art Differencié, Liége, Belgium. Her work is held in private collections throughout Australia.