A two week residency workshop with the Mulan Indigenous Community Gallery (Western Australian Desert), an aboriginal community located along the Canning Stock Route. Placemaking and cross-cultural engagement through art.
A two week residency workshop with the Mulan Indigenous Community Gallery (Western Australian Desert), an aboriginal community located along the Canning Stock Route. I was invited to contribute to a placemaking and cross-cultural community engagement through art.
Myrtle Street Studio was an independent ARI (Artist Run Initiative) which opened to the publice in early 2010. Situated within the Grange (Brisbane), it incorporated a gallery space, specialist book/print store and artist studio including a photography lab and two printing presses (a letterpress and etching press).
Specifically designed to fill a gap in Brisbane's art scene, Myrtle Street Studio represented emerging to mid-career artists who worked primarily in print and paper-based media. The studio provided a professional yet accessible contemporary art space for the local community with regluar by-monthly exhibitions. I completed commissions and taught fine art from this space until it was onsold.
The output of an artist residency (by invitation) undertaken in August/September 2010 at the Cooroora Institute, Cooroy.
The work explored connections to place and the local environment through biophilic printmaking and culminated in a communal dinner with local creatives to enjoy the outcomes and lessons learned.
Some of the results of a workshop I was invited to lead in conjunction with Burn Loose (an architectural event through the University of Queensland) to map the movements of a local watercourse using lanterns and long exposure photography at dusk.
After 4 years of study in printmaking within Australia, I undertook two week-long workshops at Crown Point Press (San Francisco) in 2010 and a one-week workshop with Jon Goodman (Massachusetts) in 2011 to master the Copperplate Photogravure technique of printmaking.
Part of being an artist involves teaching others and I have taught printmaking and drawing since 2009 both privately and through the Brisbane Institute of Art.