ANNOUNCING OUR 2021 SHAREHOUSE RESIDENTS
The Sharehouse residency program doubles the number of young artists making Carclew House their creative home for the coming 12 months. During 2021 eight practitioners will be provided with the time, space and support to explore and develop their creative practice, while being assisted by Carclew to develop their professional capacities.
The successful residents announced today, including writers, filmmakers, artists, curators and dancers, will be welcomed into Carclew House’s redefined fit-for-purpose creative spaces:
Messy Spaces: Two exclusive-use studios in the old stables.
Multi-disciplinary artist George Gilles, whose art draws on her nomadic lifestyle and experiences to explore the personal relationship between self and ‘home’.
Visual artist Mali Allen-Place, an Arabana and Kokatha woman originally from Port Augusta, explores society’s definition of equality and works towards using her artistic platform to promote positivity, happiness and kindness.
Quiet Space: The Morning Room, a ground floor shared space.
Actor and self-taught award-winning playwright Jamila Main, whose most recent work includes a showing of their autobiographical, durational theatre work How Long Can This Last? at Vitalstatistix for Adhocracy 2020.
Illustrator and animator Harrison Vial, who has recently completed his first children’s book, will work towards the creation of the first episode of an animated web series.
Having recently completed studies at National Institute of Drama Australia (NIDA) and the Australian Film and Television School (AFTRS), filmmaker Maddie Grammatopoulos plans to work towards a 12-minute short film exploring trauma.
Big Space: The Dame Ruby Litchfield Ballroom, a large, shared space.
Motus Collective, a dance collective aimed at exploring inter-disciplinary connections, co-founded by Zoe Gay and Felicity Boyd. Motus Collective will utilize the Ballroom to professionalise their practice, while using the space to deliverer workshops, rehearsals and classes, along with the ongoing development of their series of short dance films.
Carclew’s 2020 Curator in Residence, Christina Massolino will continue her residency into 2021, having endured several setbacks due to the COVID-19 situation in South Australia. Christina willcurate up to six exhibitions at Carclew House throughout 2021.
Bethany Ashley-Ward, Manager, Arts Programs
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Carclew's Artists in Residence program was the predessor to our Sharehouse Program.
Carclew offerd two fully subsidised artist studio spaces to artists of any discipline providing their practice suits the limitations of the venue. We also offered a Curator in Residence and Writer in Residence positions.
Carclew, in partnership with the City of Adelaide, presented the Emerging Curator Program, offering three young arts practitioners the opportunity to curate visual art projects within Council locations.
Read the media release here: Extraordinary local talent to be showcased in the City of Adelaide
Adelaide Central School of Arts Honour student Nicole Clift is looking at the residency as an opportunity to experiment with new materials, including sound and light as ways of harnessing other modes of experience.
“This is a great opportunity to work in an environment that is firmly established by creatives and people engaged in the arts community,” said Nicole
“My work is often site-responsive and I’m excited to see how I respond to the original purpose of the Carclew stables, as I experiment with equestrian materials such as saddle polish, leather, horseshoe nails, and coat brushes as both raw materials and tools,” said Nicole.
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Gemma Rose Brook
With a strong interest in female modernist painters and their involvement in landscape, painter Gemma Brook is looking to establish herself as a full-time artist and further progress her career following the conclusion of her studies at Adelaide Central School of Art.
“The opportunity of this residency not only resides in the Carclew studio facilities but also to connect with and be a part of a new and expanding arts community.” said Gemma..
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Having recently completing a degree in Creative Writing at Flinders University, Kienan was editor of the student magazine, Empire Times, and has completed various creative and journalistic commissions across a variety of publications and outlets. Editing, co-writing, and editorial writing has also led to his exploration of various creative writing forms, essay writing, and short story development.
“Being offered the inaugural Writer in Residence at Carclew is such a privilege. I’m excited to work productively in the community as an emerging artist and establish my presence in the Adelaide and broader South Australian artistic community.” said Kienan.
Christina has recently graduated from a Bachelor of Contemporary Art at the University of South Australia (2020). Christina gained experience in curatorial practices as one of the City of Adelaide's Emerging Curators, presented by Carclew in 2019. She seeks through her residency as curator at Carclew in 2020 to expand and challenge viewing experiences of exhibitions, both conceptually through selected content, and physically through installation and presentation approach. Christina's focus remains on assisting young, emerging artists in their journey to establishment within the arts community. She hopes to pursue a career in curatorial practices, while continuing as a practicing artist independently.
“Throughout my time as a 2019 Emerging Curator, I gained an enormous amount of experience and now I want to expand on that opportunity as Carclew’s 2020 Curator in Residence” said Massolino.
“Carclew’s core values of diversity and inclusiveness drew me to the program, and I want to use this opportunity to encourage and foster the promising potential of many young South Australian artists that I am itching to present, while also exploring themes that speak to our youth culture.”
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.
Jack is a final-year student completing a Bachelor’s degree of Visual/Contemporary Art at the University of South Australia. His practice revolves around the psychological theory that humans have a universal unconscious; that ancestral archetypes have shaped our way of thinking as a whole. Concepts are built around the reactions that are expressed by individuals when exposed to a particular stimulus, focusing on the question as to whether we really do interact and react as a whole. Jack’s creative work is primarily in drawing, photography and new media, but since starting university has shifted into the areas of painting and printmaking. His real passion over the last 4 years has developed into the curatorial and museum side of the arts. As a student in his third year, Jack is exploring options that will further his dream of becoming a senior director/curator of a major Australian gallery. Jack’s passion is to help people to understand the complexities and beauty of art through exposure to artists in various practices.
Chiranjika (ChiChi) Grasby
Curator, emerging visual artist and tattooist Chiranjika (ChiChi) Grasby is currently completing her final year of a Bachelor of Visual Art at Adelaide Central School of Art. Having explored the intersections and experiences of mixed race individuals in contemporary Australia through a curated Urban Cow Studio exhibition, ChiChi has gone on to exhibit and curate across multiple artist-run initiatives including Sister and Garage Gallery, with a focus on highlighting marginalised identities. ChiChi recently completed an internship at the Flinders University Art Museum, and further developed her skills as co-President of the Student Exhibition Program.
Currently in her final year studying a Bachelor of Contemporary Art at the University of South Australia, Christina’s work has been selected in group exhibitions including Unwearable, Cloister Workrooms, 2018; Duck and Art on Campus, West Oak Hotel, UniSA Student Association, 2018, Side Effects 2018 and Inevitability at Carclew. Fascinated by the role of the curator bringing together different artworks and artists to explore different ideas, issues and themes, not only to enlighten, but also to educate through the celebration of visual and contemporary art, Christina is using her creative practice and exhibition experiences to guide her curation.
Jack McBride’s interest in art curation and museum studies was sparked when chosen as an exhibiting artist in the Emerging Curators program as part of the 2018 SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival. Recently announced as Carclew 2019 Curator in Residence, Jack is simultaneously developing his own visual arts practice, completing his final year of a Bachelor Degree in Contemporary Arts and working with corporate and community clients in his recently announced role as a Carclew Creative Consultant. Jack brings a depth and diversity in perspective to his emerging curatorial practice and will be showcasing multiple exhibitions throughout the Adelaide CBD as part of the programs he is involved in this year.
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.
Gabi has recently completed her Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies) at the University of Adelaide, as well has having a Graduate Diploma of Art History, Bachelor of Arts, and Diploma in Event Management.
Having previously worked at Adelaide Fringe and Hahndorf Academy, Gabi is currently working at the Flinders University City Gallery as a Gallery Attendant. Previously Gabi has undertaken internships at the Art Gallery of South Australia and Artlink Magazine, as well as being part of the Amnesty arts initiative ARTillery which organises arts events and exhibitions to raise awareness of human rights issues.
Gabi has organised exhibitions for SALA festival, Hahndorf Academy, as well as coordinating artists to display their work at the cafe Red Cacao, where she worked at the time. She is committed to bringing arts to the community and hopes to pursue a career in the curatorial field.
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.
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Olivia has completed her Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies) at the University of Adelaide, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Art History, and a Bachelor of Media.
Olivia has a strong interest in European and Australian art history and does much independent research on the establishment and reshaping of cultural institutions and curatorial practice in post-Communist Europe. As well as this, she has strong passion for contemporary art practice, and hopes to build her career working with contemporary artists. She is particularly interested in street art and political art.
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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'
Ingrid is a graduate from the University of Adelaide with degrees in Media and International Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Art History. She has had an eclectic range of experiences including having volunteered in Front of House, The Studio and START programs at the Art Gallery of South Australia, been a founding member and Events Coordinator of the Adelaide University Art History Club, and a producer for Radio Adelaide's Breakfast and Arts Breakfast programs. She has undertaken internships with a local arts publicist, the news division at ABC Adelaide, and at Radio Adelaide where she undertook research examining how the arts are reported across Adelaide's news media. Ingrid is passionate about making art and ideas accessible through public programs.
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.
Lauren recently graduated with a Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies) at the University of Adelaide. She has spent the past 12 months living in the state’s South East where she has volunteered as a curatorial assistant at Mt Gambier’s Riddoch Art Gallery. Lauren has undertaken a curatorial internship at the Art Gallery of South Australia, as well as an arts administration internship at Guildhouse. As a founding member of the art theory group Green Rat Collective, Lauren was a co-curator for the exhibition Blood, Sweat and Theory held at Seedling Art Space during the 2012 Adelaide Fringe.
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
Caitlin is an emerging curator and arts writer, recently completing a Master of Arts (Studies in Art History) and a Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies) at the University of Adelaide. Caitlin undertook a month-long internship at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra and has volunteered at the Art Gallery of South Australia. In 2013, Caitlin guest curated her first exhibition Mentor/Mentored, at Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design as part of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival. She is currently working on the development of the inaugural Grid Festival as an assistant curator and volunteer coordinator.
Craig Robert Middleton
Craig is an emerging curator and museum worker. He holds two undergraduate degrees in International Studies and Liberal Arts (Italian language) from the University of Adelaide. During 2010 Craig lived in Rome for seven months and studied at one of Italy’s top universities. It was in Rome that his passion for history, culture and art was cultivated. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Craig undertook a Master of Museum Studies degree with Macquarie University from which he graduated in September 2013. A combination of employment at the National Motor Museum and various professional placements at the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia has been his chief focus. Upon completion of his internship with the Art Gallery, Craig has remained engaged in a voluntary capacity to assist in the development of the Gallery’s 2014 retrospective exhibition, Dorrit Black.
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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Jemimah Davis is an emerging visual artist and curator. She recently completed a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours at Adelaide Central School of Art. Since graduating from ACSA, Jemimah was selected to exhibit in the 2012 Helpmann Graduate Exhibition and was an Artist in Residence at Mercedes College. Jemimah currently works at the Urban Cow Studio curating monthly exhibitions in the gallery space showcasing South Australian artists across a wide variety of mediums. Her role at Urban Cow also requires the ongoing support, encouragement and communication with over 200 local artists who regularly provide art works to the studio on consignment. Jemimah hopes to pursue a career within the arts, both as an artist and as someone who is committed to and engaged with the arts community and industry.
Serena Wong grew up in regional and remote areas of Queensland before moving to Brisbane to study a Bachelor of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology. For three years she toiled through a range of subjects before graduating in 2008 with a Distinction. After completing her degree, Serena departed Australia and spent a year travelling and working in the United States. In 2011 she moved to Adelaide to study a double degree of Master of Arts (Art History) and Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum studies) at the University of Adelaide. 2013 marks the beginning of Serena’s third year in Adelaide and the first year of turning her dreams into a career.
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.
Adele is an emerging arts writer, curator and theorist. She has recently completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in History and Theory at the South Australian School of Art. In 2011 she exhibited extensively as an artist as well as curating META, an exhibition at Paper String Plastic Gallery. She is a founding member of the Green Rat Collective, a group that aims to place arts writing at the forefront of artistic practice. Through the Green Rat she runs a critical Reading Group, forming a dialogue about contemporary art, research and theory in Adelaide. Adele is a member of Peer Studios.
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