Spell of Colours, Oznur Ates (2013)

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"Spell of Colours" saw local Ebru Artist Oznur Ates showcase her selection of vivid artwork. Migrating to Australia in 1984, Oznur started her ebru journey several years ago. Using traditional materials such as earth pigment and horsetail brush, she uses contemporary ideas and combines them with classical technique to produce these unique pieces. 

What is Ebru?
Ebru is a form of Turkish marbling believed to originate in Central Asia about 500 years ago; before being introduced to Europe by the Ottoman Turks. Ebru marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble. The patterns are the result of colour floated on viscous solution, and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface.

Photography by Lah'za