Artists in Residence – Come and Play All of May

Creative Gippsland is very pleased to be able to announce the successful artists for the 2018 Artist in Residence program.  We would like to thank all of the artists who applied – and we were again overwhelmed by the quality and creativity! After some very difficult deliberations below please find first details of some very exciting projects to happen in Gippsland in May.

SAN REMO – BASS COAST
San Remo and District Tourism Business Inc are extremely happy to have Gaston Vanzet as Artist in Residence during May.  Gaston will be working with the community to create a visual map.  Gaston is a visual artist and illustrator that has worked with agencies internationally and has a life-long contentment in Bass Coast.  He has developed a unique style that has a youth focus, using traditional to digital art.

Comic, educational book, animation illustrations have highly influenced his work. Gaston will in be residence at the San Remo Fisherman’s Co-op historical room in the first and third week of May and he will also be working with the School, Griffiths Point Lodge, Tides of Change Committee and the general community.
http://gastonvanzet.blogspot.com.au/

Image: Gaston Vanzet

Gaston Vanzet

LOCH – SOUTH GIPPSLAND
South Gippsland’s community of Loch are excited to co-host James Voller as Artist in Residence, in partnership with Lindenow, East Gippsland.  James will work with both towns on two separate but linking projects in a unique creative collaboration.

James Voller is a photographer and installation artist, whose work explores the social and architectural identity of place.  Originally from NZ, the Melbourne-based artist has worked around the world, taking photos of architecture and then placing the images back into unexpected spaces, mostly in the form of digital prints and projections.  Used to working in cities, James is looking forward to expanding his creative potential into the both ends of the regional Gippsland landscape.

In Loch, James will work in two stages. For a week in May he will work with the town’s residents to explore the area’s social history through photography. He’ll then return for a second week some time over winter to illuminate Loch with his projections in a celebration of dark and night.
http://www.jamesvoller.com/

DROUIN – BAW BAW
The ‘Friends of Drouin’s Trees’ Committee are delighted that Jo Caminiti https://www.facebook.com/Jo.Caminiti.Artist/ has accepted the Artist in Residence position for Drouin.

Jo is a talented multi-disciplined artist who has a background in teaching, science and environmental sustainability.

This residency is a unique ‘fit’ for Jo who has had a thirty year career in natural resource management, community engagement and environmental education combined with her stated artistic style of “anatomical and botanical plausibility” across a range of media including sculpture, painting and print making.  Jo’s residency will occur in the latter weeks of May and further details of public outcomes and interactive opportunities will be published as they are developed both here on the Creative Gippsland website and https://drouinstrees.blogspot.com.au/

Image: Jo Caminiti

Jo Caminiti

STRATFORD – WELLINGTON
Zacary Millsom is a young film maker born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula, Zacary grew an interest in art at a young age, specialising in stop-motion animation.  At the age of 9, Zacary created his first animated festival short which featured in the local cinemas.  Zacary soon turned to live-action film-making.  Eight years on and after years of freelance work and festival award winner The Room (2016), Zacary would attempt his first feature film, Baby Face (2017).  Zacary is looking forward to working with the Court In The Act Theatre & the Stratford community to share his skills and create some great content produced in partnership with the town.
https://www.facebook.com/zacarymillsommedia/

LINDENOW – EAST GIPPSLAND
East Gippsland is very pleased and excited to co-host James Voller as Artist in Residence, in partnership with Loch, South Gippsland.  James will work with both towns on two separate but linking projects in a unique creative collaboration.

James Voller is a photographer and installation artist, whose work explores the social and architectural identity of place.  Originally from NZ, the Melbourne-based artist has worked around the world, taking photos of architecture and then placing the images back into unexpected spaces, mostly in the form of digital prints and projections.  Used to working in cities, James is looking forward to expanding his creative potential into the both ends of the regional Gippsland landscape.

In Lindenow, James will work over two weeks in the early part of May, running photography workshops, paste up installations and a few site projections.
http://www.jamesvoller.com/

Image: James Voller

James Voller

YINNAR – LATROBE

Jenny Peterson http://jennypeterson.net.au/ is an Australian contemporary artist, represented by Port Jackson Press in Melbourne.  She conducts printmaking workshops in etching, water based monoprints, collagraphs and ‘found metal’ printing.

During her residency, Jenny will deliver a series of collaborative activities that encourage us to look at and think about the plants around us in a creative way.  Participants will collect specimens of plants from Yinnar gardens and street plantings in Main Street Yinnar.  This will include the Yinnar Community Garden which is located at the rear of the arc building and has many species of vegetable, fruit and herbal plants.  The Community Garden members will be encouraged to participate in a collaborative project that brings them together with arc Yinnar members and local residents.

Image: Jenny Peterson at the etching press

Jenny Peterson at the etching press

 

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