The outsider’s lens

REGIONAL FUTURES RESIDENCY: MID NORTH COAST NSW Crescent Head NSW Foreign land Fellow artist and friend, Anna Glynn, often talks about the first 48 hours of an artist residency as being time to see everything with ‘new eyes’, a period in which to experience things for the first time. It's an opportunity to use the …

Finding the heartbeat

It goes without saying that there's a fair degree of excitement at the start of a new project, as the creative juices are flowing and you're experimenting with ideas. Add another artist to the mix and you have double the excitement. So, it is with the beginnings of the collaborative work I'm developing with Mudgee-based …

Challenging the teacher student model

I was recently given an opportunity to spend a day with senior art students on a camp in Dubbo. With my practice and interest in digital media and installation, I was asked to give an introduction to my work and before spending several hours in the field with the students to capture sound, video, and …

Cementa 17: overwhelming the senses

Cementa 17 Gilbert Grace

Contemporary art festivals in regional NSW are few and far between, however, one that has put its stamp on the landscape is the biennial Cementa, starting in 2013. As an artist, you know an event is successful when you leave feeling like you were missing out by not being part of that year's program*. Cementa 17 has …

The why on what I do

Not long after my return from France in May, I was prompted by a friend to submit an expression of interest to 1 Million Women for a story on my art practice. After sweating over the detail of how much to share of my background, I finally sorted out the baggage from the belief and …

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