Moments Made in Italy
Moments Made in Italy highlights the vivacity of everyday scenes of Italian life. Across all seasons daily activities like zooming around on a vespa, making way for elegant Nonnas hauling their groceries home or enjoying a relaxed prosecco at the local bar are beautifully reflected in Silvia Busetto’s effervescent watercolours. Her images entice viewers to enter the scene and get to know the locals.
Originally from the small town of Pieve di Soligo, located at the foot of the Alps in northern Italy, Silvia spent her younger years reading, drawing, painting, photographing and volunteering at a local community cinema. The merging of these passions resulted in Silvia opening Shion, a comic shop which she ran until she emigrated to Australia in 2013.
Although Silvia paints primarily in water colours, she works across a wide range of media so her artistic style is in constant evolution as she explores new ideas, subjects and techniques.
Shire President, Paul Omodei, said “The Shire of Manjimup has a strong connection to Italy as many locals arrived as economic migrants from Italy in the 1950s and 1960s. It is interesting to see that a new wave of younger migration from Italy has commenced.”
Moments Made in Italy is full of scenes that inspire a sense of fun and joy that any visitor to Italy would have experienced. The exhibition is on display at the Manjimup Art Gallery from 4 March to 22 April 2023.
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