January is coming to an end & I’m still relaxed from my break. I have no intention of getting too busy, which could lead to stress! I was burnt out at the end of last year & I will have to work hard not to get too busy : ) There is a lot penciled in for this year already, yikes!
Whats on the cards for 2012?
:: I recieved an Artstart Grant from the Australian Council for the Arts for 2012. This is a huge support for my professional practice. My grant will be used to Broaden artistic collaborations & further develop my studio practice & business.
:: Studio at The Pigeon Coop (Annie Street Wickham) I have ripped up the old lino & sorted my new studio space, all ready to get not too busy but very creative. I love this huge old building, the wanky art politics with the other artists & having my own professional work space.
:: Residency with emerging Environmental Artist Rosalie Vinicombe in WA. Rosie & I plan to travel to high conservation value areas in WA threatened with development. We will create artworks for an exhibition at Kurb Gallery in Northbridge WA in December 2012. Congratulations Rosie for winning the Juniper Art Prize grant to support our residency & exhibition.:: Animation for Tantrum Theatre’s production of ‘Grounded’ Written by
Alana Valentin, in association with Australian Theatre for Young People. The play involves the grounding of the coal ship Pasha Bulka on Nobby’s beach in the heart of Newcastle. The Pasha Bulka was a very, very large red ship & inspiration for animations to be used in the production.
:: Solo Show in September/October at The Pod Space Gallery in Newcastle, NSW. I will show works created over the five years I have been based in Newcastle.