Anastasia- Woman of Eureka....
"....is an exhibition by painter, sculptor and printmaker Fiona Crawford about another talented female artist of sorts, Anastasia Withers. One of the first women on Ballarat's goldfields, Withers took part in the Eureka Stockade. While she never put paintbrush to paper, she is credited with co-sewing the Southern Cross flag, a symbol synonymous with rebellion, freedom and bad tattoos" The Age 21 December 2013
My art practice includes painting, printmaking, textile, works on paper and sculpture.
I explore 'woman' as a subject for my work, often in the context of their local landscape or social environment. Of particular interest is the notion of the unknown woman, hidden yet seen, carrying a story, an internal landscape of her own.