Colleen Pugh, In Good Shape

A fan of bold colour and strong line, Colleen Pugh’s training as a graphic designer is evident in her painting and illustration work. These days she embraces the imperfection of the hand-crafted over the digital while applying a witty or playful twist to everything she makes. When she isn’t creating, Pugh works behind the scenes curating exhibitions and organising community art projects.

For the In Good Shape exhibition, Pugh has created a series of vignettes named for Greek and Roman mythological figures, which together form an altogether new and haunting contemporary narrative.