Multi-disciplinary artist, pedagogue, curator and writer Kym Maxwell will travel to Barcelona to undertake a residency and mentorship with fellow artist and educator Jordi Ferreiro. Here she tells us how her experience as an educator inspires and informs her practice, how she feels about the title of emerging artist, and a major new work she is working on to be exhibited at MUMA in early 2019.
Visual artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran was awarded a Cultural Trust grant in 2015 to complete a mentorship with Vipoo Srivilasa and participate in the Beyond Limitations, Clay Mentoring Program. Here he meditates on the evolution of his work since, how working and exhibiting in the Asia-Pacific region has shaped his studio practice, and whether he still consider himself an emerging artist.
Since presenting at her first international conference in Maine and undertaking a residency at The Wassaic Project, New York, 2016 grantee Georgia Saxelby has established herself in the U.S. as an artist to be reckoned with. She wrote to us from Washington DC about the ethos behind her project To Future Women, which memorialises last year’s historic Women’s March and has received widespread acclaim.
Earlier this year, Cultural Trust grantee Emily Hunt traveled to Jaipur to undertake a mentorship with Ajay Sharma, a highly respected master of Indian miniature painting. She wrote to us from Berlin to tell us about the experience, and how she is now applying the skills she learnt from Ajay in her current practice.
Kim Anderson received a Cultural Trust grant to undertake a three-month residency at DRAWinternational, a centre for artistic research in Caylus, France, with a specific focus on drawing theory and practice. Here Kim explains how the experience allowed her “to gain confidence in my work and take some risks that I would never have taken otherwise.”
As a 2012 Visual Arts grantee, Claude Jones traveled to Mexico, the USA and Europe to research and work within the field of ceramic sculpture and painting. Her upcoming solo exhibition demonstrates her current interest in mixed media prints and her ongoing exploration of humans’ relationships with animals.
One of only nine students to be accepted in the Masters in Graphic Design at the Werkplaats Typografie in The Netherlands, Robert Milne is seizing the opportunity to make connections and establish himself on the international publishing and graphic design scene.
Yang-En Hume is a Sydney-based artist who uses installation, found materials and mixed media to explore ideas relating to alienation, the dismembered human body, social hierarchies and identity. Her work often explores the history of women’s creativity and features elements such as the miniature, the amateur and the domestic, drawing attention to qualities that have historically relegated female work to craft status. She received an Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant in 2015.