Adriana Picker’s third solo show and first at Chippendale’s Goodspace, 'Is it the sea you hear in me?', will be an illustrative exploration of aquatic creatures. The subject matter of the show is largely influenced by a typical Australian childhood of summers beachcombing, swimming well past dusk, carrying around pet hermit crabs and peering into rock pools in search of the most unusual creatures. 

Adriana’s food illustrations have also helped to develop a fascination with the creatures that lurk below the surface.

Like most of Adriana’s work the subject matter stems from a childlike wonderment at the beauty of the natural world. Driven by an intricate and detailed illustrative style the work will focus on the texture of the crustaceans, shells and fish drawn. 

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Adriana Picker is a Sydney-based commercial illustrator, working across the publishing, advertising and motion picture industries. Her highly sought after book ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ published by Hardie Grant, was released in October of 2015 with a second to follow in 2016. 

Adriana’s clients have included Absolut Vodka, Murdoch books, Quay and Bennelong Restaurants, Doctor Lisa Cooper, Catherine Martin Home and she is a regular contributor to Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine.

Adriana has also worked as an Costume illustrator on feature films Australia, Hacksaw Ridge, Mad Max: Fury Road, Gods of Egypt, and most notably, The Great Gatsby, where her costume illustrations were shown at the 2014 Academy Awards when Costume Designer Catherine Martin won an Oscar.