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Case studies

Read about artists and projects previously funded through a range of Arts Tasmania programs in the case studies below.

Angela Casey - Tasmanian Residency program

Angela Casey

Angela Casey - Tasmanian Residency Program

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Angela Casey is an emerging visual artist who was a recipient of an Arts Tasmania Residency grant to undertake an four week residency at the Port Arthur Historic Site. Angela used both the location and collection as a resource for developing photographic and digital projection works towards two future exhibitions.

The Tasmanian Residencies program supports individual artists and collaborations working in any artform to undertake residencies at a variety of locations across Tasmania. Artists can apply for between four – eight weeks for either a Dombrovskis Parks and Wildlife ... read more

Mish Meijers and Tricky Walsh - Arts Tasmania Artsbridge Grant

Artists, Mish Meijers and Tricky Walsh, working in studio

Case study: Mish Meijers and Tricky Walsh - Arts Tasmania Artsbridge Grant

Monday, 10 August 2015

Tasmanian mid-career artists Tricky Walsh and Mish Meijers applied to the Artsbridge June 2014 round to take newly developed work The Collector 12: Paroxysm for exhibition at the Gertrude Contemporary Gallery in Melbourne.

Here are some insights from Mish and Tricky's experience.

What did this opportunity allow you to do?

During August/September 2014 we had the opportunity to reside in the international studio at Gertrude Contemporary Gallery to make a new work to be ... read more

Laura Hindmarsh - Arts Tasmania Artsbridge Grant

Image: Exposure test, Laura Hindmarsh, 2014

Laura Hindmarsh - Arts Tasmania Artsbridge Grant

Monday, 10 August 2015

Tasmanian early-career artist Laura Hindmarsh applied to the Artsbridge March 2014 round to assist her undertake a self-funded residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts studio in Paris followed by a training and mentorship intensive in London.

Here are some insights from Laura's experience.

What did this opportunity allow you to do?

With the support of the Artsbridge grant I was able to travel to Europe for a three month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris followed by a 6 week project ... read more

Pip Mott - Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency

Pip Mott - Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency

Thursday, 27 July 2017

The Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency program is offered by Arts Tasmania in partnership with the Claudio Alcorso Foundation, it supports individual artists working in any artform to undertake self-directed residencies and professional development opportunities overseas. International activities may include masterclasses or workshops, internships or mentorships or any other significant international professional development opportunities.

Artists may apply for $7 000 for projects of four weeks or more, or $3 500 for project less than four weeks.

Pip Mott is an emerging curator ... read more

Captives fund EP with low-interest loan

Captives fund EP with low-interest loan

Thursday, 27 March 2014

After spending much of the past year writing material, we set sail for Melbourne to begin recording our debut EP. Just like our ancestors who came before, we spent the days that followed locked in a small room being tortured by the producer Tom Larkin and engineer Ben Ehrenberg. - Captives.

Earlier this year, Tassie band Captives decamped to Melbourne to work on their second EP with respected producer Tom ... read more

Tracey Allen - Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency

First day arriving at Central Saint Martins

Tracey Allen - Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency

Tuesday, 9 February 2015

Tracey Allen is a designer who passionately believes that visual communication plays an essential role in improving our world and the lives of the people who share it. She received an Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency grant of $7 000 in 2015 towards meeting and working with practitioners and attend service design workshops and masterclasses in the United Kingdom.

We asked her a few questions about the experience, here are her responses:

Could you briefly describe your Alcorso Residency?

I ... read more

Deny King Heritage Museum

Roving Curators provide assistance in the establishment of the Deny King Heritage Museum

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

In 2009, Melaleuca, a remote location in the Tasmanian South West Conservation Area, was listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. That same year, The Friends of Melaleuca, a branch of Wildcare Inc, was formed.

The Friends of Melaleuca were keen to create a museum to preserve and display cultural heritage objects from the site and provide interpretation of the unique cultural and natural history of the area including reference to themes ... read more

Policing public art

Image credit: The 3rd Door, Wisp, 2014, vinyl

Policing public art

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Design collective The 3rd Door and Matt Westlake recently completed the public art that features in the new Glenorchy Police Station. The Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme commission brief called for three separate elements to be completed, including artworks for the foyer, glass embellishments for internal windows and a conference table. The client was keen for the artworks to create a ... read more

Luca Brasi - Arts Tasmania Artsbridge Grant

Luca Brasi performing on tour, image courtesy of artists.

Luca Brasi - Arts Tasmania Artsbridge Grant

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Tasmanian punk rock bank, Luca Brasi applied to the Artsbridge September 2014 round to assist in a live tour performing shows across mainland China in the cities of Shanghai, Wuhan and Nantong in November 2014.

Here are some insights from the band's experience.

What did this opportunity allow you to do?

The success of the Artsbridge grant allowed us to undertake a valuable international gig that grew our profile as an international touring band. We learnt a great deal about ourselves and what it takes to tour in such a different ... read more

Have you seen The Distiller yet?

Image Credit: Tricky Walsh and Mish Meijers with The Distiller. Photograph: Julie Stoneman

Have you seen The Distiller yet?

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

If you have visited TMAG lately you might have come across the spectacular new contemporary public artwork by two local artists, Tricky Walsh and Mish Meijers.

Tricky and Mish were commissioned to create a contemporary public artwork through the Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme that is managed by arts@work through Arts Tasmania. The work now takes pride of place in the newly renovated Link Foyer at the Tasmanian Museum ... read more

Sue Henderson - Tasmanian Residencies

Cliffs at Rocky Cape National Park

Sue Henderson - Tasmanian Residencies

Monday, 4 January 2016

Sue Henderson is a visual artist based in Launceston and Lecturer in Art at the Tasmanian College of the Arts at Inveresk. In late 2015 Sue undertook a month-long residency at Rocky Cape National Park through Arts Tasmania's residencies program.

Can you briefly describe your current arts practice?

I am a visual artist working with various painting media on paper ranging from large-scale ink paintings to ephemeral ... read more

Halcyon Macleod - Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency

Halcyon Macleod - Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Halcyon Macleod is a writer, experimental theatre maker and former co-artistic director of the performance ensemble My Darling Patricia.

In 2014, she received funding support through Arts Tasmania's Claudio Alcorso International Residency to complete an international artist's residency in Barbados.

She used the residency to develop a new project - Crawl Me Blood, which is a radio docu-drama and an interdisciplinary art work inspired by the writings of Caribbean Author Jean Rhys.

What did you do in Barbados?

I was hosted by ... read more

Fiona Fraser - Tasmanian Residency program

Exhibition at Post Office, Maria Island, Fiona Fraser

Fiona Fraser - Tasmanian Residency program

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Fiona Fraser undertook a two month Arts Tasmania residency on Maria lsland in 2011. Here are some insights and comments from her time.

Tell us about yourself and your work.

After completing my Bachelor of Fine Art and Honours at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, I moved to Hobart and studied the Masters of Art Design and Environment. Throughout my career as an artist I have worked in a wide range of media (printmaking, drawing, silversmithing, sculpture, installation, performance and photography). ... read more

Significant work for Tasmania's movable cultural heritage

Captain Samuel Horton's Washstand, Photographer: Margaret Young

Significant work for Tasmania’s movable cultural heritage

Thursday, 26 February 2015

A number of small museums and collections have recently completed projects with Arts Tasmania’s Roving Curators with two collections undertaking significance assessments.

Significance assessments are a planning tool for small museums to help them articulate the meanings and values of a cultural heritage item or collection. They can also assist those caring for the collection with making decisions about the management of the collection into the future.

The Devonport RSL sub branch operates the Jack Mason ... read more

Trisha Dunn - Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency

Image: Trisha Dunn, Italy, 2008.

Case study: Trisha Dunn - Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Residency

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Trisha Dunn is an established Tasmanian dance artist. She was the recipient of the Claudio Alcorso Foundation Fellowship* in 2008, which enabled her to spend three months in Italy working with two organisations.

Here are some insights from Trisha’s Fellowship experiences.

Where did you spend most of your time and what did you do?

My time was divided between two residencies. The first ... read more

Marisa Molin - Tasmanian Residency program

Images: Marisa Molin, King Island, 2014.

Case study: Marisa Molin - Tasmanian Residency program

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Marisa Molin is a Tasmanian Contemporary Jeweller and the Director of Sawtooth ARI Gallery in Launceston. She has been the recipient of a number of residencies both within Tasmania and internationally and has just completed an Arts Tasmania residency at the Currie Harbour Cultural Centre on King Island.

What were you doing whilst on your residency at King Island?

I walk ... read more