Taylor Denning (b.1995) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Perth, Western Australia. Working across a variety of mediums, her practice draws on personal narratives and exposes intimate moments that define family life. In the hope of creating a deeper connection to the viewer, Denning reflects on the intricate nature of familial relationships and the challenges faced by physical separation.
Taylor Denning graduated from Curtin University in 2016 with First Class Honours, Bachelor of Fine Arts. Since then, she was employed for four years as the Visual Arts Technician at Wesley College in South Perth. During this time, she also volunteered to support and assist the Fremantle Biennale and The Lester Prize for Portraiture. Denning has been a studio resident at The Old Customs House, Artsource Fremantle since May 2019.
Denning achieved First Prize in the City of South Perth's Emerging Artist Acquisitive Award in 2015 and has exhibited in a selection of group shows across Perth and Melbourne. She exhibited her first solo show at The Hive Art Space in 2017 and was elected as University Associate and Artist in Residence at Curtin University for Semester One in 2018.
More recently, Denning partnered with The Farm Margaret River in hosting her second solo show 'Ethereal' for one week in January 2021. Over 130 people attended the opening event and the artworks sold out over the duration of the exhibition. Denning has been working on commissioned paintings ever since.
Taylor Denning joined as a Board member in June 2021.
Jerome Davenport is an Australian aerosol artist breathing new life into the world of modern art. Growing up amongst the wheat fields of rural Western Australia, Jerome's artistic career blossomed while studying at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. There he cultivated the skills and techniques needed to capture the briefest instances within a canvas.
Jerome’s community involvement began early on in his career and continues to this day under the Blank Walls umbrella. Programs have inspired youth through to elderly in artistic expression with the partnerships of collaborative schools, youth groups, festivals and council programs.
After being named a finalist in Australia's eminent 'Black Swan Portrait Awards’, Jerome has been busy leaving his artistic mark around the world, finally setting up shop in London where he has been painting for Coca Cola’s Urban Food Festival, and featuring in Blackburn's Open Walls Festival. From Berlin to Buenos Aires, Perth to Panama, Jerome has been using his art to exploring new territories, capture emerging inspirations, promote social change, and engage communities in his larger-than-life canvases.
Jerome has 13+ years in the art scene and a good understanding of the Australian art culture. He created his business based on the experiences he encountered as a self taught artist in the Perth art scene. He saw there was not enough representation and support for young artists that were truly passionate about their work.
In his time as an artist, he has run a small gallery/ Artist studio, curated shows in Australia and abroad, hosted workshops with children, at risk youth and communities. He has painted around the world and used his experiences as a foundation for what he is creating now in Perth.
"I do hope that my experiences and career thus far can help to support and provide valuable insight from a practicing artist."
Jerome was elected to the board in June 2021.
Tim Burns has had long and productive associations with artist-led groups and organisations since 1970. With an experimental practice that has seen his work placed internationally including New York, London, Tokyo, Adelaide, Melbourne and Fremantle. Now based in York, he represents artists that battle through a calling where one will often sacrifice a lot in life to stay true to the rigours of one’s practice.
Tim recognises that he is at a point in his career when he wants to give back to the artworld that has supported him. He values the unique position of Artsource in representing artists in Western Australia.
Tim was elected to the Board in August 2020.
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