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Residencies 2017

The following artists have been successful in receiving funding for residencies through Arts Tasmania's International and Tasmanian Residencies program.

The program offers artists the choice of three options; an international residency through a partnership between the Alcorso Foundation and Arts Tasmania; a wilderness residency in one of nine available in Tasmanian national parks; or a cultural residency in one of eight available Tasmanian cultural and heritage sites.

Round 1 - March

The Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Fellowship

  • Philippa Mott, Curatorial Assistant at Mona, will undertake a five-week tour of Europe to attend a workshop at the Royal College of the Arts in London, the 57th Venice Biennale, Documenta in Athens and Skulptur Projekte in Germany building upon her existing international network. She received $7 000 towards the residency

Tasmanian Residencies

  • Vivienne Cutbush is an emerging multi-disciplinary artist, writer and poet based in Hobart. Her interest is in the intersection of language and art making. Vivienne will undertake a four-week residency at Rocky Cape to interact with the local community and experiment with new forms in her practice to develop a long-form, non-fiction graphic novel. She received $2 500 towards the residency.
  • Julie Gough received $3 750 towards a residency at Woolmers Estate in 2018 to continue her investigations into her family connections to Norfolk Plains, Woolmers and Brickendon estates. 
  • Stephanie Han is an emerging curator who will undertake an eight-week residency at the Hobart Female Factory. Through exploring the sites artefacts and heritage staff’s knowledge of the collection Stephanie will curate an exhibition working from the collection of objects and stories of the Female Factory. She received $5 000 towards the residency.
  • Emily Sheppard is a classically trained violinist and violist who will undertake residencies at Mole Creek Caves and Hastings Caves. Emily received $2 500 towards the residency.

Round 2 - September

The Arts Tasmania Claudio Alcorso International Fellowship

  • Scot Cotterell is an inter-disciplinary artist who will undertake a three - week residency and exhibition project at the Jam Artspace in Bangkok. Scot will develop and present a performance work as a key artist within the 2018 Bangkok biennial and build upon his existing relationships with artists’ in Thailand.
  • Amanda Davies is a mid-career figurative painter whose practice focusses on self-portraiture. The Claudio Alcorso Residency will enable Amanda to undertake an intensive 10 day program of specialist professional development workshops and courses in London.

Tasmanian Residencies

  • Sandra Combes is a contemporary jeweller. Sandra will undertake a four-week Parks and Wildlife residency at Maria Island to research the islands stories and document the environment. The residency will support the development of a new body of work that explores history and place.
  • Susan van der Beek is a mid-career visual artist. Suzanne will undertake a four-week residency at Narawntapu National Park working with photographic processes exploring the landscape, light and environment. The residency will form the basis to develop these images towards a number of future exhibitions.
  • Nigel Farley is a contemporary sound artist. Over a four-week Parks and Wildlife residency at Lake St Clair, Nigel will develop sound recordings responding to the winter sub-alpine environment and weather. The resulting soundscapes will form the basis for a collaborative project with visual artist, Sara Maher.
  • Lyndon Riggall is an emerging children’s writer who spend time in Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair writing the first draft of a children’s book based on Tasmanian animals and the landscape of the overland track.