Growing up in the Western suburbs of Melbourne Aurora Gray loved to draw as a child. She began to take it more seriously in year 11 and 12 when she took VISCOM and Studio Arts subjects. She then went on to study a Bachelor of Creative Industries at Victoria University followed by a Diploma of Visual Arts-Illustration at Melbourne Polytechnic.
Aurora Gray is an emerging artist whose main mediums are oil paint, acrylic paint and digital media, however she likes to explore and experiment with different mediums. More recently she has been starting to work with clay. A reoccurring subject in her art is the female face and figure, though she draws male faces and tries to expand and study other subjects in her work.
She likes using oil paint because of the vibrant colours and how it blends together, creating smooth blends, which can be great when painting the skin. Her work is an expression of her personal journey and feelings. Aurora tries to incorporate different colours in her work but as her favorite colour is blue she tends to gravitate towards it and it can be seen throughout her works.
Aurora Gray – Curriculum Vitae
2019 Diploma of Visual Arts- Illustration, Melbourne Polytechnic
2016-2018 Bachelor of Creative Industries, Victoria University
2015 Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), at Point Cook Senior Secondary Collage
2014-2015 VCE, VET certificate III in Music: Technical Production, at Williamstown High school
Professional Experience/ Creative Projects
2021 Artworks displayed at Trocadero Art Space
2021 RedWest ‘Primored 2’ group exhibition, C&H Gallery
2021 RedWest ’50-500’ group exhibition, Sunshine Art Spaces
2019 ‘Illustre’ group exhibition, A Space Gallery
2018 Artworks displayed at Kindred Studios.
2018 Photographic works displayed, VU Metro West
2017 Assisting with Cake Creations by Kate, shop temporary wall art
2017 Interview with Caroline Esbenshade, 4:17, Interviewer, Esbenshade studio, Point Cook
2015 End of Year Exhibition, present my own body of work, Art. and Media, Point Cook Senior
2019-current Volunteer at Trocadero Art Space