Art is an instinctual, sometimes radical act that is part of the expression of being human. It can transform our lives and is an essential part of the cultural experience. A portal is imagined as that which transports you to such an experience.
ZOE AMOR + JOEL SORENSEN
Sculpture, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
Portal invites you to experience a unique creative vision and collection of artworks situated throughout the lovely studios, gallery and garden of Zoe Amor and Joel Sorensen. Casting, carving, drawing, painting and printing – their work is commissioned and exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and held in public and private collections in Australia and overseas.
Zoe Amor and Joel Sorensen met in 2015 with a vision to cultivate and build studios, permaculture gardens, a research library, art collection and a shared ethos to make their Art lives part of the transition towards a more life affirming way of being in the world. Zoe’s work – predominantly sculptural and graphic – combined with research in aesthetics, sociology, architecture, design and ecology has culminated in the creation of allegorical works drawn from the deep reservoir of the conscious and unconscious mind. Zoe works extensively in the arts and cultural fields as an artist, director, curator, designer, consultant, researcher, lecturer and facilitator. She has received awards, grants and has curated numerous exhibitions.
For Joel making art is a primal impulse involving an intuitive relationship to materials and forms. After completing a Bachelor of Ancient Music at Melbourne University, Joel turned to sculpture and the built environment, reclaiming materials for building homes and studios. Carving directly in stone or wood and modeling in clay, Joel creates figurative, animal or abstract forms, which are then cast into cement, plaster and bronze.
Amor & Sorensen’s compositions are commissioned and exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and held in public and private collections in Australia and overseas.