ARTSPACE ONE YEAR STUDIOS
The relaunch of the Artspace studio program as free, bolstered by curatorial advocacy, acknowledges the necessity for a studio program in Sydney that offers space for artists to create new work and involvement in a program that leverages crucial professional development opportunities. It lays the foundations for a more dynamic relationship between artists and Artspace programs and networks.
Each year an Artspace panel will select seven artists to benefit from the following organisational resources: substantial studio space to undertake ambitious projects; engaged feedback and dialogue from a dedicated Artspace Program Curator; introductions to networks through the Artspace Visiting Curators program launching in March 2015 with UNSW Art & Design; opportunities to meet audiences through participation in public programs and open studios; commissioning of original online content such as interviews and artist profiles; connections to our community of peers, collaborators and supporters – locally, nationally and internationally. Artspace is also pleased to announce a further partnership with UNSW Art & Design to provide our resident studio artists with access to their state of the art Paddington campus facilities.
In 2018, Eugene Choi, Cybele Cox, Heath Franco, Matthew Griffin, David Griggs, Elizabeth Pulie and Snack Syndicate were recipients of the studios.
Club Ate is a collective formed in 2014 by multi-form artists Justin Shoulder and Bhenji Ra. Their practice traverses video, performance and club events with an emphasis on community activation. Collaborating with members of the queer Asia Pacific diaspora in Australia and the Philippines, the collective are invested in creating their own Future Folklore.
Chris Dolman uses the formalist tropes of modernism with incongruent and self-deprecating humour. Moving across painting, printmaking, ceramics and video, and drawing on influences of art history, cartoons and comic strips, Dolman employs nontraditional self-portraiture, still life and interior motifs to present absurd psychological narratives.
Abdullah M. I. Syed is a Pakistani-born contemporary artist living and working between Sydney, Karachi and New York. He utilises a variety of mediums and techniques including drawing, sculpture, video installations, performance and texts to examine economies, structures, and performances of power in their myriad forms.
Salote Tawale was born in Suva, Fiji Islands and grew up in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The inherent conflict of being from a mixed heritage (Fiji and Australia), that simultaneously includes and excludes Tawale from a dominant post-colonial Australia, is a significant consideration in her arts practice.
Jelena Telecki is interested in representation in painting and sculpture. Installation plays an important part in creating a dialogue between painting and sculpture and is used as a means of articulating her sense of personal and shared narratives, internal and the external.
Marian Tubbs is an artist living and working on Gadigal land. Her broad research interests include vision technologies, poor materialities and language or text in art.
Lauren Brincat is an artist who works across diverse media from video and performance to sculpture and installation. By distancing us from a logical, direct, language-based understanding, her work opens the door to multiple perspectives and interpretations.