Georgia Szmerling’s practice focuses on painting, drawing and ceramics, often portraying decorative plant formations and the natural world. Her abstract style reinterprets imagery derived from photographs and her own images of her local environment. Her sculptural works have a figurative influence, often presenting Australian birds and animals within their natural setting in a highly expressive style. 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.