ARTSPACE ONE YEAR STUDIOS
The relaunch of the Artspace studio program as free, bolstered by curatorial advocacy, acknowledges the necessity for a studio program in Sydney that offers space for artists to create new work and involvement in a program that leverages crucial professional development opportunities. It lays the foundations for a more dynamic relationship between artists and Artspace programs and networks.
Each year an Artspace panel will select seven artists to benefit from the following organisational resources: substantial studio space to undertake ambitious projects; engaged feedback and dialogue from a dedicated Artspace Program Curator; introductions to networks through the Artspace Visiting Curators program launched in March 2015 with UNSW Art & Design; opportunities to meet audiences through participation in public programs and open studios; commissioning of original online content such as interviews and artist profiles; connections to our community of peers, collaborators and supporters – locally, nationally and internationally. Artspace is also pleased to announce a further partnership with UNSW Art & Design to provide our resident studio artists with access to their state of the art Paddington campus facilities.
In 2020, Marian Abboud, Seth Birchall, Rainbow Chan, Rochelle Haley, Fiona Lowry, TV Moore, The Re-Right Collective were recipients of the studios.
Marian Abboud is a multi-disciplinary Western Sydney based artist. She works across various technologies to create projected images that feed into performance, installation and site-specific works.
Seth Diego Birchall is a Sydney-based artist. Working primarily through painting, Birchall's practice explores the mediums history, its versatility and its narrative and romantic possibilities.
Chun Yin Rainbow Chan is a producer, vocalist and interdisciplinary artist of Hong Kong-Chinese descent, living in Sydney.
Rochelle Haley’s practice is engaged with painting, drawing and movement to explore relationships between bodies and physical environments. Working with dancers, her installation and performance works investigate space structured around the sensation of the moving body.
Fiona Lowry is an Sydney-based painter. Inspired by specific sites and histories, Lowry's work is also deeply responsive to the human condition.