From January 2018 I will be Artist in Residence at the Australian Tapestry Workshop for 6 weeks. ATW is the only workshop of its kind in Australia and is one of a few in the world dedicated to the production of hand-woven tapestries, collaborating with contemporary artists, architects and designers to create highly innovative public artworks.
During my residency I will engage tapestry techniques to develop material and practice-based research around the concept of 'Impermanent Place'. Here I will create a series of new works that navigate architectural scale, transient materiality, repetition and movement.
An artist talk will be held in February 2018 as a part of this program. Follow my Instagram for details.
I've been working with Ramus Illumination over the past year to develop feature lighting for 2 Riverside Quay, Southbank. This Summer, the Northern facade will finally come alive, activating the newly renovated laneways and surrounding buildings at Riverside. A series of linear LED fixtures will subtly trace the interior seams of the North facade, allowing moving sequences of bold geometric graphics to undulate and ripple across the facade surface throughout the night.
If you're on Southbank in early 2018 go and check it out!
In September NAVA visited the studio to snap some photos and chat about what being a NAVA member means for my practice. Through NAVA I've been able to access support such as the Australian Artists' Grant and the Freedman Foundation Scholarship for Travelling Artists to help me participate in exhibitions and international residencies in the UK, France and China. On home soil, NAVA look after all my artist insurance needs and is a leading advocate for artists' rights and equality in Australia. Basically, they rock.
Thanks to NAVA and Zan Wimberley (photographer extraordinaire who found some great light that day!).