About Sam Iurada

Sam is an self-taught Australian Abstract Artist best known for her fluid interpretations of the Australian seascape. 

Focused on features of the Great Barrier Reef and the Australian landscape, Sam paints with the intention to translate the colour in the Australian landscape. Constantly inspired by travels and experience’s in growing up in remote Victoria and then living on a boat on the GBR, she regularly considers her relationship with nature and how her artwork sits with it. 

Based in Melbourne, Sam is best known for her fluid layered works on canvas and raw fabric materials. Using blends of acrylics and inks, she explores the uncontrolled patterns and layers that are created on the surface of the canvas. She is currently exploring the relationship between art and light and is working on developing painted art installations, in her Melbourne inner city studio.

Working over the past years Sam has refined her practice, and had developed a unique pouring aesthetic that captures the diverse layers in nature. 

After leaving regional Victoria for regional North QLD Samantha has called Melbourne home now for the past 15 years, exhibiting her work at the Besser Space and at Fenton and Fenton from 2020 - 2023. She currently has works on display at Frey Home in Hawthorn, Melbourne. 

Photo: Kate Shanasy for Fenton & Fenton

"The ocean and its conservation is a huge part of my life and is a constant source of inspiration."

Sam Iurada

Sam Iurada x Sea Shepherd Australia

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Sam Iurada x GBR Legacy

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