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Simon is presenting self assembly at Tate Modern on Sunday 2 June 2019. This will be the largest outing for this work during a whole afternoon program at the Tate Exchange, creating up to 200 figures with children and families.
Several times a year the Tate Associates from across the UK gather at Tate Modern in London to share practice and build networks. As one of two international associates Simon attended the small and informal gathering in May to build the relationship between ArTELIER and Tate Exchange. the intention is to build an exchange program between the two projects for a partnership in 2021.
The 2019 ArTELIER program was officially launched at Salamanca Arts Centre last week. Following a welcome to Country by Sinsa Mansell and an introduction to the project by Simon Spain and Victoria Ryle, Hon. Elise Archer, Minister of the Arts, launched the 2019 program. 40 Tasmanian artists are signed up for 2019 – all work on intergenerational arts projects in Tasmania in a variety of disciplines. 2019/20 events and gatherings will be announced in the next couple of weeks.
Ten artists from the ArTELIER program spent four days in Melbourne. Five artists ran workshops at ArtPlay over the weekend and everyone attended a range of professional development opportunities including; being part of a creative development of a transgender toys workshop, TOY; a visit to Footscray Community Arts Centre; a workshop on materiality by Kelly Boucher; and a full day program of relationality and creation of arts experiences for children and families at ArtPlay.
Ken is the Education Manager of Pottery Workshop Education Center in Jingdezhen, China. He has a studio provided by the company where he makes functional wares and slab build work. Besides the different methods of construction, he researches into Shino glazes and kilns.
I have built 5 hard brick kilns to date in China and in the US. Wood firing does not only embody stoking, flames, reduction, types of wood, etc but it needs the firer to have a good understanding of the kiln design to obtain optimum effect from the firing. My interest in this residency is to network and gain more knowledge not only about wood firing but also about simplistic forms from artist such as Nancy Fuller. Moreover, in Jingdezhen (the porcelain city of China), there are about 300 smokeless cross draft kilns(Kusakabe Smokeless kilns) and I feel there are tons of other design kilns which can obtain far more enriching effects than the smokeless cross draft that I have come across. This will aid in my teaching career and making an educational impact in China. Last but not least, of course, to build my own kiln in the future.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts specialising in ceramics at the University of South Australia in 2017, Hannah Vorrath-Pajak is now in her second year of the Associate Training Program at JamFactory. Throughout her emerging practice, she has found a love of making both functional ware and exhibition pieces. Through this work she aims to explore research into the natural world and traditional pottery processes.
Raised in Arizona, Matthew has been fascinated by geology since a childhood. A recent graduate of the Masters program at Montana State University, Matthew’s primary focus is sourcing local clays and rocks for use as ceramic glaze materials. With a house and studio located in Minnesota, where he lives with his fiancée, he is deeply connected to the growing pottery scene there in the St. Croix River Valley. Matthew’s research into material literacy is evident in his utilitarian vessels, which can be seen on his website www.woodfirelust.com
It was effective at breaking down all of the steps involved in applying for funding…
I have done a couple of applications and need some help to improve and develop – this workshop has been invaluable for remedying this.
Thanks; new ideas, succinct doable steps, generous information of whats out there to support us…
comments from participants
Debby Maziarz ran a three hour workshop, at all that we are, for ArTELIER artists to help them make better applications for arts funding.
About the Facilitator
Debby Maziarz (www.debbymaziarz.com.au) is an educator and creative entrepreneur who mentors artists, organisations and communities to create solid plans for resourcing their work. Renowned for unearthing innovative and ‘fundable’ ideas, Debby is driven to challenge the mindset that stops superstars from excelling. She’s also got a great track record in sourcing funds – including founding Melbourne’s Westside Circus and Arts Barter Australia.
This event was organised by ArTELIER Tasmania and was free to 2018 ArTELIER members.
ArTELIER: Artists in Tasmania: Ecology for Learning, Intergenerational Exchange and Reflection
ArTELIER builds the capacity of the Tasmanian arts ecology by
empowering artists who work with children and young people. ArTELIER began in 2018 and built a network of
26 cross-disciplinary Tasmanian artists, supporting quality arts practice with
children and young people across the state.
If you have an established arts practice that involves children and young people, and you are prepared to contribute to learning opportunities, and are open to ideas, sharing and developing your practice, you are invited to express an interest to join the 2019 ArTELIER group.
2019 ArTELIER Artists have opportunity to:
Participate in and contribute to regular Learning Exchanges:- day long learning experiences, co-designed and led by ArTELIER artists, with provocative presentations for interstate and local artists, practical sessions, critical inquiry discussion etc. You will be paid a stipend of $250;
Be part of a supportive network that advocates for professional, high quality and socially engaged arts practice for children and young people;
Contribute to or collaborate with others in artistic engagements or community projects working with children and young people in various locations around the state;
Participate in a “deep dive” retreat of intense learning and sharing of practice
Access to other professional development workshops and seminars
During six months of the year we run a film club for locals and friends. There are six film nights between April and September. Let us know if you are interested in joining in the club. Occasionally dates need to be changed so always check before you turn up.
This season the theme is female directors. Select your films friends and send them in. Brings some food and drink to share…
2019 Season dates: 21 April, 12 May, 23 June, 28 July, 25 August, 22 September