My work Untitled (home) #3 (2015) has been selected as a finalist in the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women, exhibiting at Brightspace gallery and opening 3 September. More details on the prize are here.
The Northcote Penguins are a group of Arts Project Australia artists undertaking an intensive professional development program, funded by Darebin City Council. Camille Hannah is working closely with the penguins and asked me to come along and lead a workshop on performance making in June this year. We had a fantastic day exploring performance art utilising Anthony Howell's three principles of Performance Art- Stillness, Repitition and Inconsistency. We also worked with objects and images as a basis for developing new performance work. And pictured here is the moment when the group had to suffer from my compulsion of making costumes from sticking things on our head....
Read a much more eloquent assessment of the day on the Arts Project blog here.
This view of an empty corner is no longer such a quiet and empty space - all manner of ridiculous things are crammed into the little space at the Abbotsford Convent that is my studio for the time being. I was lucky enough to receive one of this year's Studio Start- Up: six months of rent free studio space at the convent (in an ex-nun's bedroom - that is, a room that used to be a bedroom for a nun, not a bedroom for women that were previously nuns).
I'll try and update with some photos of its current state (bags, wigs, flags, sewing machines, books, TVs TVs and more TVs, 9 DVD players etc etc), but please feel free to get in touch if you are heading in to the convent, I am always keen to be distracted and grab a coffee.
Read more about the initiative and the recipients here.
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