Georgia Szmerling’s multi-disciplinary practice includes ceramics, painting and drawing. Szmerling’s main interest lies in the portrayal of the natural world, resulting in abstract, whimsical creatures and wild plant formations. The imagery is derived from photographs drawn from a variety of sources, including images taken by the artist of her local environment. The works, across all mediums, are rich in texture and highly expressive, exuding a tender, fairy tale-like charm. Georgia Szmerling (born 1979) has been attending the Arts Project Australia studio since 2003 and had her first solo exhibition at Lupa, Melbourne in 2005. She has exhibited in numerous group shows at Arts Project Australia and other galleries including ‘Melbourne Art Fair’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne; ‘Classic Albums’, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns; ‘Renegades: Outsider Art’, National touring exhibition (2013 – 14); ‘BSG Works on paper prize’, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne; ‘Group Show’, Chapter House Lane, Melbourne; ‘Small Universe’, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne and the ‘Darebin Art Prize 2015’, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne.