Carclew have announced three young creatives who will take up its Artists in Residence and Curator in Residence program for 2019.
Visual artists, Loren Orsillo and Felicity Townsend were awarded the annual Artist Residencies, and will receive a year-long, fully subsidised occupancy within Carclew’s studio spaces.
Emerging South Australian artist Loren Orsillo, a painter focused on examining cultural and identity orientation in inanimate objects, is looking forward to the Residency offering her the opportunity to dedicate time to further expand her practice.
“This residency is such an exciting opportunity because it offers connectivity to the Adelaide arts community as well as wider community that I might not necessarily be able to tap into on my own,” said Loren.
“Being engaged with your surroundings is so important to a visual arts practice, and this residency offers exactly this kind of community engagement.”
Felicity Townsend, an installation and performance artist with an Honours Degree in Creative Art from Flinders University, said that the residency will allow her to engage with the other residents and develop a new sense of energy, depth and perspective in her work.
“The Artist in Residence Program will offer me the chance to take advantage of the collaborative energy and networking opportunities which a shared studio space offers. It will provide me with a dedicated physical and mental space in which to focus on producing and refining new work, along with the opportunity to exhibit,” said Felicity.
Accepting the Curator in Residence position for 2019 is Jack McBride, who is currently completing a Bachelor of Visual/Contemporary Art atUniversity of South Australia.
Following his selection as one of Carclew’s 2018 Emerging Curators, Jack will receive a 12-month mentoring program as he develops his experience in arts curation and management of visual arts exhibitions.
“The residency is an exceptional opportunity to start a real career pathway into the professional arts industry”, said Jack.
“I’m looking forward to learning as much as possible during the coming year, while also extending my professional networks within the local arts community and assisting other emerging artists in showcasing their art for the first time.”
If you had $10,000 to give to people creating original art, who would get it? How much would they get? Why would you give it to them?
During this school term, a team of 12-15 year olds have been critically thinking about the responsibility of distributing $10,000 of arts funding and they have designed a framework and process to make this happen.
Team members bring artistically varied passions, socially diverse considerations, and come from areas far and wide. Carclew has been working alongside them to investigate how art is made; how creative ideas are formed; the process of turning a concept into an outcome; how much ‘art’ costs to make and what it takes to get funding.
The Carclew Futures project is a partnership between Carclew Funding Programs and the Commissioner for Children and Young People SA.
The children who make up the Carclew Futures team have been led by Peer Facilitator, Audrey Mason-Hyde, and Lead Facilitator, Paul Mayers.
For more information head to: https://carclew.com.au/Program/carclew-futures