My practice is an exploration of my lived experiences and the intertwining of my dreams. Seeking to reframe my narrative by exploring how memories and fantasy can transform my sense of self when faced with ongoing illness. Guided by the knowledge that creating reestablishes a sense of healing within me. My works are playful, buoyant, technicolour scenes with a strong storytelling narrative. Throughout my life I leveraged art as a place to retreat to, a place to create a sense of home and a means of activating play wherever I landed. In turning inwards, I found that the world around me became so electric.
My art practice is a physical bridging of my mind and the tangible world, art as a medium with a magical quality, a place where I can explore the psyche, identity, and relationships within the realm of fantasy. A place where joy and play can roam in abundance. These works are a mixture of nostalgia and therapy, my refuge to explore my innermost workings, a reparative practice where the duality of playfulness and grief coexist. What you witness is a bursting of feelings, a place full of chaos, hope, joy and grief, a window into the journey.
Charlotte alldis is a contemporary early career artist who paints on Wurundjeri Country, Victoria.
Growing up on Wathaurong Country (Geelong) and then moving to Naarm (Melbourne) as a teenager, Charlotte depicts playful, buoyant, technicolour scenes with a strong storytelling narrative. Throughout her life Charlotte leveraged art as a place to retreat to, a place to create a sense of home and a means of activating play wherever she landed. Charlotte’s practice id intertwined with qualities of her lived experiences and imagination. Here we arrive at a fantasy world that is distinguishable in her work.
Charlotte’s work is held in various private collections both within Australia and internationally and has been commissioned for workshops, festivals, private collections, murals and commercial projects. Self-taught, charlotte has held five solo shows and several group shows across Australia in the past four years, including her first curated show in 2022, ‘Between Painters’. Charlotte has collaborated on two seasons for Kuwaii, and recently ran a workshop for the National Gallery of Victoria kids program.