Antonietta Covino-Beehre

Antonietta Covino-Beehre
University of Monash Fine Art
University of Ballarat Arts Academy


Antonietta Covino-Beehre was born in Avelino, Italy and migrated to Australia at a young age.
Her imagery is inspired by Italian history and folklore, and its juxtaposition within her multi-cultural family life in Melbourne. Her works incorporate multiple disciplines including: printmaking, sculpture, drawing and photography.
Covino-Beehre obtained her Master of Arts in 2002. Additionally, attended Tamarind
Institute, at the University of New Mexico in 2008.
Covino-Beehre recently exhibited work at Prints Tokyo 2012 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and is currently participating in the Artist in residence at the University of Ballarat.
Her work is represented in national, state and regional art galleries, and in corporate and private collections in Australia and Europe.

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Ricordi – Souvenirs
Ricordi – Souvenirs introduces a series of works centering on the symbolism of the
souvenir. Guided by a iconography collected through archives and collections, I embarked upon creating a new body of work from the compilations of these ricordi-souvenirs that I had amassed. Souvenirs allow us to remember a time on many sensory levels. Triggering sensations of nostalgia, they also give sanction to visually explore and experience other sensations and emotions – new ideas and suppositions are expressed. In a broader sense this project heralds more complexities and revelations of, and about humanity, cultural identities and the world at large becoming seamlessly borderless. Ricordi is the Italian word which translates into the word memory, I remember, the French translation reveals its ‘a coming back to oneself’ and perhaps as artists this is what we continually do.