Tasmanian School of Art, Masters of Fine Art Graduate , Benjamin Kluss, has been awarded the University of Tasmania/Arts Tasmania Rosamond McCulloch Studio residency scholarship for 2011.
Ben will commence the 4-month residency in September at the Studio, which is located in the Cité International des Arts studio complex in the heart of Paris.
The residency and location is an ideal launching pad for Ben to continue his research interests which, within his post graduate degree, were concerned with developing a visual language that engages with “contemporary dissent and critical opinion.
His primary objectives are to engage with the street art of Paris; to explore and experience Paris within the context of a post global financial crisis world city and to develop and broaden his awareness of contemporary and historical art through first hand engagement with the museums and art galleries of Paris.
The studio was acquired in 1982 as the result of a bequest from the late art educator and artist, Rosamond McCulloch. Since that time it has supported visual art residencies from more than 100 of our graduates.
Image: Ooh Yeah Baby, it's Art! Jamin, 2010, enamel spray paint and acrylic paint on wall, approx. 3 x 4.5m
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
1 August, 2011