Salamanca Arts Centre's 2016 Major Curated Exhibition New Alchemists is curated by Dr Alicia King and features a diverse suite of contemporary works by local, Australian and International artists. New Alchemists explores ideas of futuristic biologies and post-human engagements within the broad intersections of art and science.
New Alchemists brings together very exciting established and emerging practitioners, including the following Tasmanian College of the Arts alumni: Alicia King, Michaela Gleave and Nadege Philippe-Jannon.
Alicia King (above) is an interdisciplinary artist. Her practice explores the social relationship with technology - specifically technology and biology in humans, animals and the wider environment - and alludes to that which generally lies outside of the everyday category of the 'living'.
Alicia is recipient of numerous grants awards and residencies throughout Australia, Europe and Asia, including recipient of the Rosamond McCulloch Studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Residency in the Galapagos Archipelago, South America; and Foundation BAD, Netherlands.
Alicia was awarded a PhD from the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania in 2009.
Nadège Philippe-Janon's practice spans installation, sculpture, animation, video, light and sound. She has most recently shown at Contemporary Art Tasmania and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.
She has recently undertaken an Asialink Residency at Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, and will commence the Rosamund McCulloch Paris Studio later this year.
Nadege is a member of all girl improvised electronic band, Shooga
Nadège was awarded First Class Honours from the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania in 2014.
Michaela Gleave is a contemporary artist whose work spans digital and online works, installation, performance, photography, sculpture and video, focussing on the changing intersections between art, science, society, and the history of human knowledge.
Gleave has participated in residency programs in New York, Tokyo, Berlin and Iceland, and was artist-in-residence at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science during 2012-13.
She has received numerous grants and prizes, including a Creative Australia Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts, a Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grants, Arts NSW and City of Melbourne project funding.
Michaela was awarded First Class Honours from the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania in 2003.
Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre
EXHIBITION OPENING: Friday 22 July 2016 @ 5:30pm
FLOOR TALK: Saturday 23 July 2016 @ 12:30pm
EXHIBITION DATES: Saturday 23 July – Sunday 28 August 2016
More info: Salamanca Arts Centre