I’m passionate about bringing art to people and making it accessible. Art is a powerful tool that helps us understand and make sense of the world around us, the culture of others, and our own. Through my work, I want to show a cross-section of our society. I want the audience to stop, look, listen and reflect on the stories of the individuals as well as the story of our community and who we are today. Who is this person? What is his/her story? Collectively what is their story? Together, what is our story?
Ronnie Grammatica is a photomedia artist who lives and works on Dunghutti land in Crescent Head, NSW. After relocating to Australia from Italy in 2014, Grammatica uses his photographic practice to explore what it means to be Australian as a mechanism to understand both his own culture and the cultures of others.
With a background in graffiti, Grammatica can appreciates the beauty found in the fashion magazines but that’s not the world he lives in and whilst he admires the natural landscape he remains fascinated by urban human intervention. To him there is a clear distinction between an image that is beautiful and an image that is good. For Grammatica a good image communicates a message.
Grammatica is currently developing his artistic practice with the support of the Regional Artist Professional Development Program by Cementa Inc.
Grammatica was a recent finalist in the 67th Blake Prize, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (2022); exhibited in Head On Photo Festival, curated by Moshe Rosenzweig, OAM, (2021); and presented a solo exhibition 200 Years On as a part of the HomeGround Program, curated by Mariam Abboud, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo (2020).