Program 2017

 

Rushdi Anwar Rushdi Anwar is a Melbourne-based artist originally from Kurdistan. His installation, sculpture, painting, photo-painting, and video work often reflect on the socio-political issues of Kurdistan, Iraq and The Middle East. Which exploring these issues through an investigation of form, material vocabulary and processes of making. His works reference the social and political unrest that extend to generate discourse about the status of social equity. His work also have a broader message and talk to us of care, attention and even redemption through art. He was educated in Kurdistan and Australia studying at the Institute of Kirkuk- Kurdistan, Enmore Design Centre / Sydney Institute- Sydney. He holds a Master of Fine Art (MFA) 2010 and a Doctorate of Philosophy Art (PhD) 2016, in the School of Art in RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.  www.rushdi.com.au

Rushdi Anwar

Rushdi Anwar is a Melbourne-based artist originally from Kurdistan. His installation, sculpture, painting, photo-painting, and video work often reflect on the socio-political issues of Kurdistan, Iraq and The Middle East. Which exploring these issues through an investigation of form, material vocabulary and processes of making. His works reference the social and political unrest that extend to generate discourse about the status of social equity. His work also have a broader message and talk to us of care, attention and even redemption through art.

He was educated in Kurdistan and Australia studying at the Institute of Kirkuk- Kurdistan, Enmore Design Centre / Sydney Institute- Sydney. He holds a Master of Fine Art (MFA) 2010 and a Doctorate of Philosophy Art (PhD) 2016, in the School of Art in RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. 

www.rushdi.com.au

Cori Beardsley Cori hales from Eastern Shore of Maryland. After receiving her MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art in 2011, she went to China on an AIR with Central Academy of fine Art in Bejing and Shanghai University.  www.corinnebeardsley.com

Cori Beardsley

Cori hales from Eastern Shore of Maryland. After receiving her MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art in 2011, she went to China on an AIR with Central Academy of fine Art in Bejing and Shanghai University. 

www.corinnebeardsley.com

Adrian Doyle With a Masters & Bachelor of Fine Arts Adrian Doyle is the instigator and curator of the Blender studios. Doyle begun the world famous Melbourne Street Art Tours, is part of the Blender Creatives and the Dark Horse Experiment and is possibly most famous for his Empty Nursery Blue painting of Rutledge lane which along with Hosier Lane is the first stopping point for street art tourists to Melbourne. Doyle has exhibited extensively around Australia, has painted many collaborative murals around Melbourne and  runs many art related projects from his home base the ‘Blender Studios’ off Franklin Street in Melbourne, and set up the Napier Crew  a Street art production house focused on youth.Doyle also has work in many major collections including the National Gallery of Australia and has curated exhibitions at some of Australia’s largest art institutions. www.doylesart.com

Adrian Doyle

With a Masters & Bachelor of Fine Arts Adrian Doyle is the instigator and curator of the Blender studios. Doyle begun the world famous Melbourne Street Art Tours, is part of the Blender Creatives and the Dark Horse Experiment and is possibly most famous for his Empty Nursery Blue painting of Rutledge lane which along with Hosier Lane is the first stopping point for street art tourists to Melbourne.

Doyle has exhibited extensively around Australia, has painted many collaborative murals around Melbourne and  runs many art related projects from his home base the ‘Blender Studios’ off Franklin Street in Melbourne, and set up the Napier Crew  a Street art production house focused on youth.Doyle also has work in many major collections including the National Gallery of Australia and has curated exhibitions at some of Australia’s largest art institutions.

www.doylesart.com

Pimpisa Tinpalit Project Coordinator / Curator www.pimpisatinpalit.com

Pimpisa Tinpalit

Project Coordinator / Curator

www.pimpisatinpalit.com

Ashley Bird Ashley Bird is a Tasmanian based interdisciplinary visual artist. The focus of his work and research explores ideas of memory and nostalgia that emotionally connect people to objects, that within them hold past moments and carefree interactions with family and place. The collection and archive of these objects therefore standing in for the past memory, motivating an obsessive desire to inshrine and valorise past relics (especially toys) to keep memories from being lost. www.ashleydbird.com            

Ashley Bird

Ashley Bird is a Tasmanian based interdisciplinary visual artist. The focus of his work and research explores ideas of memory and nostalgia that emotionally connect people to objects, that within them hold past moments and carefree interactions with family and place. The collection and archive of these objects therefore standing in for the past memory, motivating an obsessive desire to inshrine and valorise past relics (especially toys) to keep memories from being lost.

www.ashleydbird.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeadon Shin Born in South Korea in 1959, Shin Jaedon came to Australia in 2007, after graduating from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts has spent his time between Seoul and Melbourne presenting regular exhibitions in both cities.  He is driven by deep compassion for ordinary people who are powerless and never truly free - yet living their lives patiently and stoically as a mere speck at an infinitesimal point in time within the landscape of the long course of history. This is equally true of the subject matter of his paintings as it is of socio-political factors in the Korea nation.  www.shinjaedon.com

Jeadon Shin

Born in South Korea in 1959, Shin Jaedon came to Australia in 2007, after graduating from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts has spent his time between Seoul and Melbourne presenting regular exhibitions in both cities.

 He is driven by deep compassion for ordinary people who are powerless and never truly free - yet living their lives patiently and stoically as a mere speck at an infinitesimal point in time within the landscape of the long course of history. This is equally true of the subject matter of his paintings as it is of socio-political factors in the Korea nation. 

www.shinjaedon.com

Annette Chang Born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1955, moved to Melbourne in 1991 Work and live in Melbourne Chang uses recycled materials, household items and found objects to make painting, collage, installation and sculpture works. Her aim is reflecting upon  consuming culture and contemporary life style in a sarcastic way through her art. www.annettechangartist.com        

Annette Chang

Born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1955, moved to Melbourne in 1991
Work and live in Melbourne
Chang uses recycled materials, household items and found objects to make painting, collage, installation and sculpture works.
Her aim is reflecting upon  consuming culture and contemporary life style in a sarcastic way through her art.

www.annettechangartist.com

 

 

 

 

Sarah Randall Sarah has a comprehensive visual arts background: Bachelor of Creative Arts, Wollongong in 2013, MFA, RMIT in 2015 and Grad Cert of Arts (Art History), Univ of Melbourne in 2016. She has exhibited in NSW and Melbourne since 2008, in 2013 she received $1000 William Fletcher Foundation Grant and in 2015, the RMIT Community Award. Sarah undertook recent art residencies in Launceston and Thailand, where she completed two International residencies and workshops. Currently Sarah is the Gallery Manager of the Yarra Sculptor Gallery, Abbotsford and Curator at WestEnd Art Space, Melbourne. www.sarahrandallartist.weebly.com

Sarah Randall

Sarah has a comprehensive visual arts background: Bachelor of Creative Arts, Wollongong in 2013, MFA, RMIT in 2015 and Grad Cert of Arts (Art History), Univ of Melbourne in 2016. She has exhibited in NSW and Melbourne since 2008, in 2013 she received $1000 William Fletcher Foundation Grant and in 2015, the RMIT Community Award. Sarah undertook recent art residencies in Launceston and Thailand, where she completed two International residencies and workshops. Currently Sarah is the Gallery Manager of the Yarra Sculptor Gallery, Abbotsford and Curator at WestEnd Art Space, Melbourne.

www.sarahrandallartist.weebly.com