Video/Sculpture, 16 July – 24 August 2012
Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an installation and performance artist based in the United States. Her work during the residency will be using the body as an interface via the Xbox Kinect with participants able to modify the sound and video as they interact/observe her work at the Inveresk Railyards.
Theatre, 3 March – 22 April 2012
Angela Miller has an extraordinary mixture of life experience: working with theatre, forensics, and online technologies. Angela will be directing CentrStage’s production of Terminus.
The sculptor Anne Rochette (b. 1957) lives and works in Paris. After graduating from Beaux Arts in 1979, she moved to New York teaching at various art schools, whilst completing her MA studies at New York University. After successfully exhibiting her work, she returned to France in the early 1990’s to teach at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, where she is now a professor. Recently she has completed a number of public works in France, and commissions for the Australian National University and Canberra’s International Sculpture Park. She occasionally writes articles and reviews on sculpture for the publication Art in America, and collaborates on written pieces with her husband Wade Saunders.
Associate Professor Donald Lawrence
Ceramics/Sculpture, 1 Feb – 15 March
At UTAS Donald Lawrence will combine his interest in folding kayaks and such optical apparatuses as camera obscuras — darkened spaces that, in pre-cinematic times, afforded viewers with optically projected views of seaside and other popular landscapes. His 1960s “Klepper” kayak will be transformed into a floating camera obscura. In such a manner, the kayak will be paddled on the Tamar River and navigated by way of the inverted optical image — the twin halves of the kayak’s paddle reaching outwards from the darkened interior.
Semester 2, Sculpture/Photo, 12 July – 12 August 2012
Beth Arnold’s art practice is concerned with developing an understanding of site, where context is crucial and the site is positioned as a shifting environment of multiple relations. Through engagement and exploration of locales hidden within the everyday experience of walking, Beth’s encounters with material, surfaces and space provide a starting point to her sculptural works.
View part of Beth’s recent works
Installation, 3 September – 14 October 2012
For Carmen Reid, each person has their own perceived inhabited environment – an underpinning sense of home that permeates into our psyche and identity.
The experience of our current locale: whether transient or permanent, is permeated by individual notions of home and place.
Her works are generations of mental terrains that respond to these perceptions and attempt to address personal mythologies evoked from both the intimate and public perceptions of memory, landscape, culture and identity.
Darren completed his Bachelor of Education (Arts and Crafts) in 1984 at Melbourne College of Advanced Education. He completed a Graduate Diploma in Fine Art in 1988 at RMIT, going on to complete his Master of Arts in 1991. He has worked for many years as a lecturer and teacher of ceramics and sculpture at various academic institutions including the University of Melbourne and Victorian College of the Arts. Darren is currently a PhD Candidate at Monash University.
Derek Hart was based in Brazil from 2000 - 2002, where he worked with N-Imagem research group, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. In 2004 he relocated to Australia where he has undertaken casual teaching at tertiary level at the School of Art, University of Tasmania, received funding for temporary site-specific works and for the development of curatorial projects, and participated in exhibitions locally and nationally.
Dr Chris Headley
Sculpture/Ceramics, 30 April – 10 June 2012
Chris Headley’s work explores our relationship with the environment – particularly that of post-industrial sites and the disruption of space. Chris will be developing a new body of work during his residency that focuses on the early industrial activity in the Tamar Valley: investigating the remnants of these industrial sites and their legacy and impact on the surrounding environment.
Textiles, 4 March – 12 April
Emma is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Far North Queensland.
Her work charts indescribable terrains – experiencing and mapping pathways and the results interpreted through fabric, soft sculpture, immersion and subsequent documentation through digital media applications.
Ceramics, 22 July – 30 August
Fong Choo is a ceramicist from the United States. Known for his miniature teapots and jewel-like glazes, his work ethic is based on experimentation refined by process, an artist who’s work has resulted from over a decade of evolution, design and form.
As a juxtaposition to his normal catalogue of works, Fong will be using this residency at TCotA to develop a new series of works at an exaggerated scale.
Spatial Practice, 15 July – 23 August
Javier is a figurative artist from Vigo, Spain.
During his residency Javier will be exploring the romanticism, culture and history that Tasmania has attached to its iconic Tasmanian Devil. His work will be studio/gallery based and part public installation. Javier will also document the public interaction with his works, across various sites in Tasmania, with video and still photography.
Theatre, 8 April – 17 May
Dr Joan Melton is a theatrical practitioner and academic. She has worked with both performers and physiotherapists to investigate and document physical movement and the effects on vocal function and resonance. Dr Melton will be working with students and academic staff in demonstrating and recording improvised voice and movement performances – with the work being analysed for future publication and teaching development.
Photomedia, 9 September – 25 October
Josh Wodak is an artist based between Canberra and Sydney. During his residency Josh will be investigating local geography through micro and macro patterns, the structures and the forms of natural environments in Launceston’s urban parks and landscape and compare these results with neighbouring wilderness (National Park) locales.
Juneo’s work is a result of his ongoing visual research that interrogates the history and visual art practices circumscribed within the processes of colonization, “distant” history and identity in contemporary art practices. Focusing on the symbiotic relationship between the present and the past, discussion will relate to the overlapping between aesthetic modernism, postmodernism and postcolonial consciousness in art making.
Sculpture/Installation, 27 August – 7 October 2012
Kat Clarke’s installation works are conceived as abstract sculptural experiences comprised of video projection, audio and constructed framework that embrace the idea of installation in spatial, psychological, social and physical engagements. The underlying methodology of her work is based on the interview. The documentation of the interview process is often incorporated into a minimal infrastructure or objects that work both spatially and architectonically, and explore the external persona and the internal psyche.
Painting/Drawing, 6 May - 14 June
Kazuko Kizawa specializes in video and photographic works projected or incorporated into an immersive installation setting. She is currently investigating physical phenomenon to illustrate her work through colour and light. Her work in Tasmania will focus on water and wilderness.
Summer School, 5 January – 12 February 2012
Kim Anderson’s work is inspired by images of the body in minute detail – she explores parallels in both the natural and built world, and her work references ideas of inferred likeness and the traces left behind by the hand, foot or body. Her work seeks to record the body and its impact on the landscape and project this in a series of evocative ephemeral installations within and on the built environment.
Trained in monumental sculptural practices of wood, stone and bronze Lubomir Ferko’s work is based on the ability of a materials’ potential to express the delicate relationship of scale and context. His use of cast glass and text adds a fourth dimension to the work: the temporal experience of light and the spoken word. Lubomir Ferko is a Slovakian academic sculptor and has lectured throughout Europe, the United States, and Egypt. He has recently completed his second residency at Cité International des Arts in Paris.
Spatial Practice/Jewellery, 16 September – 25 October
Marisa’s work seeks to highlight what is overlooked in the everyday – by scanning her surrounds for materials and resources to be translated into elements of her jewellery and body adornment. She seeks to establish a symbiotic relationship between the environment, the work and the wearer. During her residency, Marisa aims to explore and develop further a new direction for her work, from the intimately scaled pieces of her jewellery to the larger scale of installation works.
Performance/Theatre, 28 March – 8 May
Mark Hill is a theatre performer and educator from Queensland. He has had extensive experience in Butoh theatre and has worked in Japan and Singapore.
Mark is planning to develop a short solo work relating to Tasmania that explores various phases of connection, removal, assimilation, release and search.
Jewellery/Ceramics, 7 January – 24 February.
Marta Armada trained originally as a ceramicist, who now works fine porcelain, found objects and/or materials, and silver to make unique, location inspired jewellery. During her residency, Marta will be working to develop a collection of jewellery inspired by observations and experiences in Tasmania.
Marta is also the Summer School Artist-in-Residence for 2013.
Nanna has exhibited in solo and group shows widely throughout Europe, in Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Australia. She is a member of the Finnish Association of Designers and Artisans, and the Designers and Artists of the Fiskars Co-operative.
Nanna began her practice as a ceramic artist in the early 1990’s. Since 2001, her studio has been based in the design village of Fiskars, Finland. Nanna’s artwork is and extension on from the Scandinavian design ethos of the simple pure form: by playfully adding richly coloured patterns to functional ceramic objects. The extremes of the Finnish environment and her previous professions of tailor and furrier influence her work that is articulated by a lovely and sometimes humorous artistic expression.
Video installation, 5th July – 14th August 2011
Dr Pam Clements is a conceptual artist who completed her Doctor of Philosophy in 2004 at RMIT University.
Pam Clements used her residency to research and develop a site-determined video installation that was a personal response to this particular location. Her artwork incorporates both the still and moving image sometimes with made and found constructions to examine concepts of time and their relationship to memory, matter, movement and space.
Professor Bob Shay
Ceramics, 1 Feb – 15 March
Bob Shay is obsessed with clay in the material sense. His pieces are conceptually uncomplicated and deliberately avoid much of a reference to contemporary issues. What references there are limit themselves to landscape, geologic processes, and the environment.
Professor Marta Nagy
Ceramics, 9 April – 20 May 2012
Professor Nagy’s work is an exploration of the juxtapositional relationship between opposing materials. The idiosyncratic nature of materials is explored from delicate porcelain to the rigors of grogged stoneware. Her work is rich in symbols, and though non-figurative there is an ongoing human narrative
Rey recently directed Jo Kukuthas in Athol Fugard’s Road to Mecca for which she earned the prestigious Cameronian Award for Best Performer.
Rey Buono is a theatre director, acting coach, and performing arts educator with over twenty years’ experience in South-East Asia. Highly respected in Singapore and Malaysia as an expert in theatre training, Rey founded important pioneering programmes at a number of educational institutions in the region: The Department of Performance + Media at Sunway University College in Kuala Lumpur, the Ruma Teater at Universiti Putra Malaysia, and the Theatre Studies and Drama ‘A’ Level course at Victoria Junior College, the first formal theatre program in the Singapore educational system at any level. Rey is also well known as a professional theatre director. He has directed over seventy productions, including many successful shows in Singapore and Malaysia, among them: Twelfth Night, Crimes of the Heart, Cherry Orchard, Merchant of Venice, Gross Indecency: the Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, The Baltimore Waltz and A Dolls House starring Shabana Azmi, the world-famous Indian actress.
Ritchie Ares Doña
Summer School, Sculpture. 10 January – 21 January
“Through using rubbish, there is no fear in an experimental works.“
During the Summer School Ritchie will extend upon his current body of works - making artworks from plastic milk bottles, and how the interpretation of one kind of material can exercise creative imagination.
Ritchie believes that, as an artist, it is not necessary to spend money on materials when there is so much that is thrown away that can be reused.
"Living at the beginning of the twenty first century in southern Aotearoa/New Zealand my research is positioned within debates concerning the contestability of place in postcolonial discourse". Stephen's present work is based on accumulative experiences gained during more than three decades of work and travel in southern New Zealand, Australia and Ireland.
Stephen Mulqueen is a sculptor who resides between Otago Dunedin, in southern New Zealand and County Leitrim, Republic of Ireland. Stephen is a graduate of the Otago School of Art, Dunedin and the Australian National University Canberra. As a past winner of the Cleveland Art Award he is also known for his work as a jeweller/goldsmith and founding member of the Contemporary Jewellery workshop and Gallery FLUXUS: 983-2004.
Performance Art, 21 August – 10 October
Sylvia Schwenk is a German born artist who lives and works in Sydney Australia and Berlin Germany. Her practice is interdisciplinary and looks at the relationship between performance and the everyday, reflecting upon the significance and beauty of commonplace activities and spaces. Sometimes Sylvia simply captures a moment, and other times she creates socially based interventions that are performed in the urban landscape of different cities by local participants who do not usually go to art galleries.
Tom has exhibited his work and presented numerous workshop and lectures over the world, including Korea, Canada, England, Wales, Germany, Italy and throughout the United States.
Tom Supensky has been making ceramic art for over 50 years. His first experience was at the University of Southern California in 1956. He continued his studies at the Ohio State University, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics in 1961. He began teaching art in 1963 in Baltimore, Maryland, eventually accepting a position at Towson University in 1968 where he taught until his retirement in 2004.
Semester 1, Sculpture, 20 February – 31 March 2012
Valentina Palonen’s residency proposes to artificially re-make aspects of the natural world. She utilises various casting and mould-making techniques to en-capture remnants of the local landscape so that they are transformed into a representational ‘monument’ of static and objectified elements.
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
20 March, 2013