Carclew offers two fully subsidised artist studio spaces to artists of any discipline providing their practice suits the limitations of the venue. We also offer a Curator in Residence position.
Two studios are located on the ground and first floors of the former stables of Carclew House. Depending on the artform and amount of space needed, two artists may submit a shared application for a space. Artist studios are offered free of charge for a calendar year and are accessible between the hours of 7am - midnight, seven days per week. Each studio is approximately 6.1 x 4.5 metres.
This opportunity is part of Carclew’s Residency Program that provides artists with the chance to reside in a space where they can develop their artform, gain industry support and access opportunities to expand their professional networks.
Applications for the 2020 Residency Program will open late 2019. Sign up to our enewsletter for updates.
Carclew's 2019 Artists in Residence are Loren Orsillo and Felicity Townsend. Jack McBride has been named Curator in Residence.
You can find out about other current artist EOIs here.
Loren is a young artist who lives and works in Adelaide, having just completed a Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours) from the University of South Australia. Her paintings cross discipline boundaries into sculpture and installation, and tackle the inequivalent and disjointed measures of meanings placed on objects of small-scale, daily encounters. Combining both two-dimensional and three-dimensional elements, her visual language finds itself locked in conflict between sincerity and sarcasm. Ultimately, the resulting works meditate on the small-scale truths of our daily existence, weighing familiarity against distortion, mnemonic triggers against alienation and the new against the old.
Over the course of her degree she received several awards, including the Friends of the South Australian School of Art Prize as well as the University of South Australia Medal. She is currently undergoing the University of South Australia Vacation Research Scholarship. Loren’s most prominent Gallery representation has been in the 2018 West Gallery exhibition Approaches, and will be exhibiting in the same gallery in 2019.
Felicity is an Adelaide-based emerging artist with an expanded practice including sculpture, installation and performance. Felicity is intrigued by points of intersection and interconnectedness, whether across disciplines (science, music, writing), identities, or personal interactions. She seeks to combine an interest in data and research with a deep attentiveness to emotion within her work, often through vulnerable explorations of personal experiences.
Felicity completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design in 2015, majoring in sculpture at Adelaide College of the Arts. In 2016 she undertook a 3-month artist residency in the Barcelona region of Catalonia, focusing research on the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and his treatment of light and geometry. Felicity obtained First Class Honours in Visual Arts from Flinders University in 2017 for her installation-based investigation of transformations and screening behaviours observed in thermochromic liquid crystals and human emotional responses.
Over the past year, Felicity has coordinated two major collaborative projects. Between House and Home was a dual exhibition with Mira Sulistiyanto exploring parallels across individual experiences in different cultures and countries. The second collaboration saw Felicity collaborate with post-rock duo Still They Slept to present Transposition, a live music and painting performance where she translated their sounds into abstract visual form in front of an audience.
Jasmine Crisp was born in Adelaide in 1995, where she is currently based as an emerging artist practicing in the fields of painting and expanded painting. She is a recent graduate of a Bachelor of Visual Art (2016) and currently completing her BVA Honours from the Adelaide Central School of Art. Before her final years of study, she worked from her studio at Floating
Goose Studios (ARI) within the Adelaide CBD where she has repeatedly exhibited her work since 2014. Since then she has exhibited with SALA, BMG Galllery, The Royal Society of South Australia, and as a finalist in the 2016 Emma Hack Art Prize.
Jasmine’s recent practice focuses on using her characteristic painting language and interest in narrative portraiture to express a curiosity in the characteristics, personal histories and contemporary life’s of people within her immediate environment. Currently, her practice additionally engages with the boundaries of paint, and painting installation, which involve experimental surfaces and unconventional methods of display.
Brianna Speight is an Adelaide based artist whose practice sees a playful intersection between photography, sculpture and performance. In her recent work she re-casts surrealist tropes such as theatricality, object experimentation and the uncanny to serve a contemporary investigation into Australia’s essentialist thinking of gender and sexuality. She combines these interests to create an alluring and unsettling visual language of personal female and feminine experience.
The title of Speight’s 2017 series Soft Assemblies speaks to principal concerns of her work: malleability and performativity. This series comprises of fourteen photographs that takes a critical look at personal female and feminine participation within everyday spaces. In this work she begins to unravel every day mechanisms of language, gesture and assumption that serve patriarchal and heteronormative ideology. She aims to challenge these assumptions by creating work that speaks to the internal experiences felt that are in opposition and disagreement with restrictive ideology. This work is driven by the belief that photography has the potential to share with audiences the impacts of events, words and representations and create the possibility for new perspectives and change.
Central to her practice is a material curiosity that sees the use of domestic spaces, bed sheets, velvet and fur fabrics, plastic play balls, body paint and acrylic paint skins used to create staged photographs. The materiality of these objects offers movement, tension and act as a metaphor for the sensations felt by the human body. This kind of personal translation enables her to re-imagine and establish a sense of power in presenting the personal to the external.
Imogen is an emerging visual artist based in the Adelaide Hills. She graduated from the University of South Australia in 2015 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Painting) and in 2016 with a Graduate Diploma in Visual Art and Creative Practice. Imogen is an active member of the local arts community in Adelaide and has exhibited work in both solo and group shows since beginning her career in the visual arts.
Imogen’s research and studio practice explores the human form, psychological portraiture, gender identity and contemporary femininity. Her painting practice is immersed in the process of making, inspired by a personal connection to methods of gestural and non-traditional material inquiry. Recent abstract paintings investigate the canvas surface as a projected space for the feminine body. A sense of intimacy is created as the paint is applied directly by the artist's hand. An in-depth approach to practical and material investigation is informed by Imogen’s passion for contemporary Feminist theory. Her recent work has developed from a process of enquiry into the influence of ‘sexual difference’ on contemporary women’s abstract painting.
Emma’s passion for creating evolved through her life and eventually she went on to study visual art at Adelaide College of the Arts, before continuing onto the honour program at the University of South Australia. She entered art school wanting to expand her illustrations, however through the course of the four years of studying she exited art school as an abstract painter and sculptor.
Emma's work is incredibly playful and experimental. Taking inspiration from kitsch toys, the horror genre, terrifying children’s movies and the disturbing and beautiful natural world around me, Emma’s work aims to create something new and engaging that has the ability to create a sense of wonder and whimsy, while also a sense of unease within the audience.
Banner image: (L-R) Emma Sullivan, Imogen Porteous, Olivia Kubiak
Graduating in 2015 from the University of South Australia’s Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication), Henry’s work explores the Australian male in the 21st century and his role, place, identity and struggles. Having had previous success with both solo and group exhibitions, Henry’s paintings offers the viewer an elaborate and skewed yet all the while honest examination of everyday life.
Chelsea is an Adelaide painter who works in a flurried mixture of mediums, though predominantly with acrylic paint and watercolours. Chelsea aims to blur the borders of realistic and abstract, the recognisable and the unrecognisable in an attempt to imitate the transition of consciousness to unconsciousness experienced while falling asleep. She has a strong interest in depicting faces and figures, namely through painting, sketching and photography. You can find her work on the walls of Adelaide residents and retail stores, as well as featured in issue 9 of TEO magazine. Chelsea has completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts specialising in painting'
Sam’s works are built upon classical landscape values and romantic ideals. He aims to create idyllic landscapes through manipulation of light, colour and application. Working predominantly with the contemporary medium of aerosol paint his work creates an interesting mix between the quaint visions of the old masters and the explosiveness of today’s contemporaries.
Primarily a traditional painter and illustrator, Alyshia’s work often explores the blurred line between animal and human, including representations of hybrid and anthropomorphic creatures. She is also interested in the use of art as a therapeutic medium for both individuals and communities. Alyshia completed her BA of Visual Arts from the South Australian School of Art at UniSA in 2012, specialising in painting and is an active member of the Adelaide arts community. She has contributed to a selection of local exhibitions as both artist and co-curator including at Espionage Gallery, The Mill, SASA Gallery Project Space, South West Community Centre, and Royal South Australian Society of Arts. Alyshia is currently studying Social Work and Policy through Flinders University to further develop her interest in the social benefits of art and creativity.
Glenn’s artworks revolve around exploring perceptive experience and questions regarding identity. As a recipient of the Pro Hart Scholarship, Glen attended Adelaide Central School of Art for four years from 2008, graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Art. He then completed a Masters in Visual Art at the University of South Australia in 2013. Since graduating, Glenn has taken part in more than 40 group exhibitions, as well as several solo exhibitions. He been involved in a large variety of exhibitions and artistic pursuits including over forty group exhibitions. Glenn is now working towards a show in the Philippines and his next solo exhibition at BMG Art in late July of 2015.
After graduating from the University for the Creative Arts in the UK, Jessye moved to Adelaide and recently graduated from the University of South Australia with a Graduate Diploma in Visual Art. Jessye is an emerging artist and analogue photographer with an interest in creating clay pinhole cameras that create and disintegrate at the same time. Her work focusses on the ephemerality and temporality of materials with particular importance placed on the process within her work.
Lilly is a textiles artist currently completing her Bachelor of Visual Arts degree at the South Australian School of Art. Trained technically in weaving and basketry, she combines these techniques with sculpture and installation to explore interactions and responses to the natural environment. Lilly has exhibited as a finalist in the 2013 South Australian Museum Waterhouse Natural Science Prize and will showcase her first solo exhibition at Urban Cow Studio in June 2014.
Graduating in 2010 from the South Australian School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours), Meaghan’s work explores how the female face is objectified within popular advertising. Her paintings are an investigation into the painted, fragmented face, questioning the concept of ideal beauty as portrayed in popular imagery. Meaghan uses oil paint and mixed media to push boundaries between realistic techniques and abstraction.
Based in Europe during 2013, including one month in Barcelona and ten months in Berlin, Meaghan developed skills in gallery management as well as showcasing her work to international audiences.
Jordan, an emerging printmaker and artist, graduated from Adelaide College of the Arts in 2012 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design. He then completed an Honours degree at the South Australian School of Art, where he continued to expand his print practice to include aspects of sculpture and drawing. Jordan will undertake a one-month artist residency in Singapore in March 2014, followed by participating in an Adelaide College of the Arts printmaking alumni exhibition at Light Square Gallery in May 2014.
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image: Jordan Gower, Lilly Buttrose and Meaghan Coles
Carly Snoswell is an emerging South Australian artist who works within the medium of sculpture and installation. Her practice explores the functional and visual qualities of common, mass-produced items. Rules and limitations are then imbedded within a process that shifts their energy, creating engaging installations. In 2012 she graduated with First Class Honours at the South Australian School of Art, Architecture and Design specialising in sculpture and installation. She has been exhibiting widely since 2010, and is currently working towards several exhibitions including the 2013 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition.
Katia is an Adelaide based, emerging visual artist. Upon graduating from Adelaide Central School of Art with First Class Honours in 2011, she has shown work in solo and group shows in Adelaide, as well as undertaking a two-month residency in Reykjavik, Iceland funded by a Carclew Project and Development Grant. Creating work predominantly in the mediums of painting and sculpture, Carletti’s practice explores ideas about landscape, emotion and ritualised experience.
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Ruby Chew is a young and emerging South Australian visual artist. She is both an Honors graduate of Adelaide Central School of Art and recipient of the 2011 Hill Smith Gallery/Helpmann Association Friends Award and the Helpmann Acadamy Graduate Exhibition SALA Festival Award. This success resulted in a sell out solo show during the 2011 SALA Festival. Ruby is a contributor in the highly popular Frauliens group of female artists and continues to teach and mentor young artists in conjunction with the Saint Ignatius Arts Program and independent art schools. Her highly anticipated second solo show at Hill Smith gallery opens on November 7, 2012.
Andrew completed Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2011, has already earned himself several awards for his work and also co-curated two exhibitions, and takes great inspiration from illustrators when creating his works. Having practised art since a young age, Andrew has taught himself to use watercolours, charcoal, acrylics, oils, aerosols and more recently, airbrush.
He is greatly influenced by illustrators with much of his work taking on illustrative qualities. Over the near future and using Carclew’s industry networks and opportunities, Andrew plans to develop himself as a concept artist and illustrator, while has a long term goal of publish a graphic novel. Andrew’s plan for his residency term is to disseminate fragments of the story via exhibitions of concept art relating to it.
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