Samantha Arnull is trained in Fine Art, specialising in drawing, sculpture and fibre art. Her art practice orbits objects - she is drawn to a process-based art practice and not classification. Her study at the Bauhaus University in Weimar has remained the most significant sphere of influence on her practice, both aesthetically and philosophically, and she received her Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Newcastle in 2001.
Samantha Arnull brings forth patterns and broken symmetries, dissipating expectations of position and combinations of substance. Objects are placed on a flat monochromatic plane, but incongruously. Defining her technique in drawing with objects, she adds details with painterly precision. Like an Alexandrian librarian she systematically returns to the circle, seeking its completeness and containment.
Samantha’s work can be found in private collections nationally and internationally. In October 2021 She was presented with the Happiness Award for her Colour Field in the Little Things Art Prize 2021 at the Saint Cloche Gallery, Paddington. Her submission for the National Emerging Art Prize has been selected by Amber Creswell Bell for an exhibition at the Michael Reid Gallery, Northern Beaches, Sydney in 2022.
Samantha Arnull will be featured in the In Conversation, Summer 2022 issue of Art Edit magazine.