16 August 2013
When Melbourne-based media artist Matt Tierney applied for an ArtStart grant in 2012 he knew exactly wanted he wanted to do: expand his career internationally, and establish a community arts space in Melbourne. Fast forward a year later and Tierney is realising both these goals. ArtStart funds enabled Tierney to plan and embark on a survey.
5 October 2012
Teho Ropeyarn is a Cairns based artist and printmaker from the Injinoo Community in Far North Queensland. With the ambition of starting up his own business, Teho Ropeyarn Designs, Ropeyarn will use his ArtStart grant to develop his skills in business and present a stronger online presence. The artist identifies this as an essential aspect.
7 September 2012
Recent ArtStart recipient Michele Lee is a Melbourne- based playwright whose work explores facets of Asian- Australian identity. In May this year Lee’s participatory work, Talon Salon, was part of the 2012 Next Wave Festival and was a site-specific audio theatre work about Vietnamese-run nail salons in Australia. Having an already quite well established practice,.
7 August 2012
With an artistic practice that occurs outside of a conventional gallery context, Amy Spiers cross-disciplinary work endeavors to encourage new forms of public engagement with contemporary art. Spiers long term goal is to become an established practitioner and leader in the area of socially engaged art and to ‘urge people to critically reflect on their.
13 July 2012
Circus artist, contortionist and aerialist Jarred Dewey used his ArtStart year to develop his skills, improve his resources and to travel internationally to develop his networks. Reflecting on the previous year Jarred said ‘ArtStart helped me create a presence within the international circus community by travelling to some of the most influential performing arts festivals.
12 June 2012
Jacqueline Bradley is a Canberra based visual artist who uses second hand household objects, fabrics and building materials to construct small sculptures, sculptural performative objects and installations. Her work uses teacups, saucers and spoons caught in moments of engagement through the use of hand-stitched concertinas and fabricated elements. ‘These works explore my experiences of construction.
1 May 2012
Independent performance artist, choreographer and freelance contemporary dance teacher, Helen Duncan produces work that aims to engage both the dance enthusiast and the wider public. ‘I like connecting with the audience by generating a range of natural emotional responses. I am interested in what moves people; to make them laugh, feel elated, to allure or.
5 April 2012
Next Wave, Melbourne’s biennial festival of young and emerging arts, will turn galleries, gig venues and public spaces across the city into a showcase of new artistic talent. While the festival’s program is always impressive (and it is!), we’re very excited by how many ArtStarters are lined up this year. Team Mess will be filming the pilot.
27 March 2012
Visual artist Claude Jones is a finalist in this year’s Sir John Sulman Prize. The prize offered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales is awarded for the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist in the given year. Jones’ work Fair game (pictured) is up against 26 works by other artists. We.