Fiona Longhurst’s works are characterised by a sensitive use of colour and intricate pattern making. The imagery, often layered with text, appears whimsical yet maintains a harmonious balance of rich density and quiet space. Longhurst’s work could be likened to that of Miro and ‘automatic drawing’, a style developed by the surrealists as a means of expressing the subconscious where the hand moves freely across the paper. Fiona Longhurst has been a regular studio artist at Arts Project Australia since 1991. She has been included in numerous group exhibitions at Arts Project Australia along with numerous 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.