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Thanks to the workshop I feel much more grounded in the methodologies I make use of in my practice.
Country of origin: Australia

In which Residency Program did you participate?
City as Site: Public Art as Social Intervention, 2015

What led you to participate in the Summer Residency Program?
I am always interesting in exploring new methodologies and meeting like-minded artists. This residency was furthermore very interesting to me, as my work is always on location and inspired by the site.

What was the best part of your experience at SVA?
Looking back the two aspects that stand out strongest (are there were many highlights) are the inspirational people I met, both the professional facilitators and the other participants. As well as being exposed to a plethora of alternative art forms and methodologies.

How did the Residency Program contribute to your development as  a professional artist?
Thanks to the workshop I feel much more grounded in the methodologies I make use of in my practice. I have learned that many of the facets involved in developing my artworks, have a great deal meaning and value in itself instead of just been a part of the overall process. It has changed how I present and execute these items, thereby allowing for a deeper connecting with participants.

What's going on in your studio now?
Currently a 6 screen video work is showing at Byron Bay airport, as I am preparing for a large socially engaged arts project at the Apollo Estate in Dubbo which will feature as part of the Artlands regional Arts Symposium 2016.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about your experiences in the program or after? 
I thank all facilitators for putting such an amazing program together and inspiring me with the passion and talents shared.



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