Date published: 5/02/2013
Artsource's Residency Program gives artists a chance to take on the world and explore their art practice outside of their normal routine. This year, Hans Arkeveld, Trevor Richards, Minaxi May and Simone Johnston have been given licence to put their residency dreams into motion. Read on to find out about the globe trotting adventures in the pipeline for this diverse group of artists.
Go Anywhere Residency
Artists Hans Arkeveld and Trevor Richards were selected for the 2013 Go Anywhere residencies, funded by donations from Artsource Patrons. Both artists are hitting the road to embark on their residency journeys in April 2013.
Hans Arkeveld is one of Western Australia’s most revered artists and was an inaugural recipient of an Artsource Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. Hans is basing himself in Scotland for three months, to work with an embryologist to develop new drawings, and to view and draw from anatomical wax models that are not available in Australia.
Trevor Richards, who is widely recognised for his formally structured, minimalist approach to painting, will undertake a two-month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Trevor sees the opportunity to live and work in another location as being instrumental in consolidating ideas and stimulating critical changes of direction in his practice.
Basel Exchange Residency
Minaxi May is the recipient of the 25th Artsource Basel Exchange Residency. Minaxi’s art practice investigates themes of popular culture and created environments emphasised by beauty, design, colour and the every day. The Basel residency will provide a prime location to be immersed in Swiss design aesthetics, giving an opportunity to broaden and develop ideas through this interaction. This six-month residency is supported by Artsource, the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Christoph Merian Foundation (Switzerland).
Artspace Residency, Sydney
Artsource has partnered with Artspace Visual Arts Centre since 1995 to offer this great residency opportunity to WA artists. This year’s recipient, Simone Johnston, explores social exchanges within urban settings through her work. Being offered the residency at Artspace in Sydney will afford her time for studio research to develop new work around the notion of transitional urban spaces and chance encounters. This three-month residency is supported by Artsource, the Department of Culture and the Arts and Artspace (Sydney).
Find out more about Artsource's Residency Program here, or contact Loretta Martella, Studios + Residencies Manager.