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Monthly Archives: April 2021

Arts Manningham FAIR (Fellowship & Artist In residence)

In 2020 I applied for a Creative Industries Small Fellowship with Manningham Council.

I was successful in Phase 1 and currently awaiting the outcome for Phase 2. A future blog will be written when I know the outcome. In the meantime, this link introduces the project: https://www.manningham.vic.gov.au/row-row-row-your-boat

Pleasantly surprising was a call to ask if I was interested in being part of an artist-in-residence program. Manningham Arts, as most organisations, had to rethink programs, utilizing spaces and public engagement due to the pandemic, public restrictions and various lockdowns.

The three Fellowship recipients were invited to prepare public workshops and take up residence at the Manningham Arts Studios.

In 2021 I was the first artist -in-residence, 22 February to 21 March. Day one was orientation discussion with Staci Mariolis, acquiring a pass to the studio, basics of studio access, parking and facilities. I spent time photographing the building architecture, interior designs, shapes and colours. My access time was 2-7pm Monday to Friday, although it soon changed to 6:30 due to regular classes starting up for Term 1. The last week overlapped with Michel Tuomy, when we both used the studio. I was finishing off, packing up and he was just contemplating what the residency would offer him.

I have undertaken many residencies over many years and not one has been similar. Every residency is unique in its own way, we weigh up the pros and cons, find a happy medium and work with what we have. At least it is the principle I work by each time. I have said before that as much as possible I do not have a predetermined plan for a residency. I may have some basic ideas of what the residency might offer and allow the situation to guide the work production.

The images and descriptions show the fantastic architecture of the Manningham Arts building, the studio and several of my artworks in progress.

Manningham arts are currently calling for applications that close on 30 May 2021. Below is an introduction and links for information on applying.

About the Arts Manningham FAIR

In 2020 we launched a new program of small fellowships to support local artists research and develop ideas for new arts programs, installations and performances.

The program provides recipients up to $6,000, over two phases, to develop and implement projects that provide engaging arts experiences for the Manningham community and encourage visitors to the region. Recipients also receive a short residency at Manningham Art Studios during their fellowship. This allows them to facilitate artistic collaboration and run supporting public programs, such as workshops and artist studio talks.

To apply please read the Arts Manningham FAIR (74.5 KB) information sheet in full before submitting the Arts Manningham FAIR application form

For enquiries, please contact Manningham Art Gallery on 9840 9367 or email gallery@manningham.vic.gov.au.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH/APRIL ACTIVITES

Catching up on News of activities around Stony Creek Studio

Denise was a Recipient of a Manningham Artist-in-Residence Feb/March 2021 – Feb 22 until March 21 (blog coming up)

re$pect – Bendigo Bank, 282 Lygon St. Carlton 6 – 30 April https://www.mavacollective.com/

Rock, Paper, Scissors – Red Gallery, 19 March – 1 April,

19 March 2021 – 1 April 2021 Group Show: ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS

Flora: Celebrating the Plant World – Until May 1, https://www.greaterdandenong.vic.gov.au/flora

Flesh After Fifty – Until April 11

Preserving Your Future – Legacy Planning for Older Women Artists, Thursday 18 March

Check out the Warrandyte Diary, page 18.

Click to access March-2021_correctionsV-2.pdf

https://www.fleshafterfifty.com/events/preserving-your-future.html

A Year of Wonders – Photographic exhibition and Projection event –

@ Taffy’s Hut, Lions Park Warrandyte – Continues until 30 June

FLORA: Celebrating the Plant World

Flora is a series of exhibitions, programs and events, offering new perspectives and renewing our wonder for the plant world.

In one of four locations across the Greater City of Dandenong,160 artworks are on display on the walls and amongst the artifacts of the Cottage Rooms.

I have been a member of the melbourne Society for Women Painters and Sculptors since 2006 (MSWPS).

Five MSWPS Members are currently participating in Flora at Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens.

Scan through the exhibition catalogue here: Heritage Hill Room List (A7552475)

Steffie Wallace Nos. 105 and 117

Louise Foletta Nos. 40 and 87

Jo Reitze  Nos. 2 and 77

Marion Chapman Nos. 143 and 144

Denise Keele-bedford Nos. 135 and 136

For more information on the program of events visit: https://www.greaterdandenong.vic.gov.au/flora

Exhibition continues until May 1