Portrait of artist Danica Chappell by Ilona Nelson for 'This Wild Song'
Danica Chappell is a visual artist working on the traditional lands of the Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri in Naarm (Melbourne). Danica creates photographs from slow, thoughtful exchanges between matter and process in her darkroom studio. The darkroom entices flexibility to extend the hand of the artist through the slip of a form. Here the viewer's perception is held by the opportunity consider the activity of abstraction.
In recent years Danica's work has appeared in group and solo exhibitions including New Matter: Recent Forms of Photography, AGNSW Sydney (2016) and That's Our Shadow on the Moon CAVES ARI (2015). She was the recipient of an Australian Council Arts Projects Grant (2017) and is a shortlisted artist in the 2020 Bowness Photography Prize, MGA, Melbourne. Recently commissioned solo exhibitions include, Thickness of Time at Heide III MoMA Project Gallery, Melbourne (2018-19) and in 2021 Danica will present solo exhibition Far from the Eye at Latrobe Art Institute, Bendigo as a commissioned artist for PHOTO2021.