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Art Forum Alexandra Engelfriet & Julie-Anne Long


Noted artists, critics, theorists and curators from Australia and abroad speak about their work

Start Date

15 Apr 2011 11:00 am

End Date

15 Apr 2011 2:00 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre (behind the cafeteria on level one) at the Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart

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Alexandra Engelfriet and Julie-Anne Long

11:00am, Friday 15th April, 2011

Alexandra Engelfriet

Visiting Netherlands artist, Alexandra Engelfriet has worked for more than twelve years with materials from the earth that can be kneaded and shaped including silt, clay, sand, loam, earth and snow.

Engelfriet works on a large scale, creating monumental environment-based works. She also produces smaller wood fired works for exhibition that typically reflect the flows, folds and ripples of the raw earthen materials that she manipulates for her larger works.

Engelfriet will be undertaking a short-term residency at the Tasmanian School of Art from Thursday, April 14 until Thursday, April 21, that will include an installation project. During which she will be working with five tonnes of raw clay as the basis for her installation, to be sited within part of the sculpture courtyard that adjoins the entry plaza to the Tasmanian School of Art. Engelfriet's project will involve both Ceramics and Sculpture students in the making process.

This collaboration between the Tasmanian Polytechnic and University of Tasmania has been supported by the Pathways Project:

12:30pm, Friday 15th April, 2011

Julie-Anne Long

Julie-Anne Long is an award winning independent dance artist based in Sydney. Since graduating from the Victorian College of Arts in the early 1980s she has performed and choreographed on a wide range of projects with companies such as Human Veins, One Extra, Theatre of Image, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Bell Shakespeare Company, Open City and Dance Works. Click here for full Art Forum program

From 1991-1996 Julie-Anne was Associate Artistic Director of One Extra Company with Artistic Director Graeme Watson. She has worked in a variety of dance contexts as mentor, dramaturg, curator and producer including Acting Director of dance research organisation Critical Path (2006/2007) and Dance Curator at Campbelltown Arts Centre (2009/2010). Julie-Anne has a Master of Arts (Honors) from the School of Contemporary Arts, University of Western Sydney, Nepean and in 2010 she completed a PhD at the School of English, Media and Performing Arts, University of New South Wales. Julie-Anne was awarded an Australia Council Dance Fellowship in 2007 which encompassed research, development and the realisation of a body of work entitled The Invisibility Project.

Julie-Anne will talk about her experiences as a dance artist in Australia over the past thirty years, exploring the vagaries that have generated her 'career development' and exposing the intersections in her art practice where fact and fiction collide.