Tania Davey Art

About

Artist biography

Tania studied a BA in Visual arts at Edith Cowan University. She is a painter and ceramics artist who has worked as a community arts facilitator and teacher for over twenty years.

Tania trained in ceramics at Perth Studio Potters Club, specialising in raku and wood-fired pottery, and began her teaching career as a pottery teacher for Association for the Blind in 2012. She became the pottery art technician at John XXIII College in 2014, and commenced working in local arts centres and on larger community arts projects.

In 2016 she returned to the Margaret River region where she had lived in the early 90’s and established Margaret River Art and Environment, teaching nature based arts education to children and adults and working with groups such as Nature Conservation and the Augusta River Festival. Tania is currently the co-ordinator of Artzability, a long-running arts program in Margaret River that enables adults with disabilities to access the arts.

Earth care and reverence for the feminine are powerful recurring themes in Tania’s paintings and ceramics. Her raku-fired Nindup Fire Trees series responds to the 2021 fire that swept through the Boranup forest, south of Margaret River and its impact on significant wetlands.

Her painting practice developed during her visual art studies, followed by a year-long teacher-training course with American artist, Shiloh Sophia. Connection to country and a deep respect for Australian Indigenous cultures also informs her work.