ArTELIER visit to the Skills 4 Kids Cafe

Alongside the first ArTELIER session in Launceston the group went to visit the project partner Skills 4 Kids Cafe in Newstead, Launceston. This new initiative encourages a skills sharing session at early years centres by fostering intergenerational engagements. Basically, it invites elder in the community to come into the early years centre and have fun teaching children sustainability while cultivating meaningful cultural and social communities. The group started to plan the future collaboration.

self assembly at Tate Modern, London

Simon presented self assembly at Tate Modern on Sunday 2 June 2019. Preparation of the woood took place in Somerset in the South west of England. Over 1500 pieces of wood were prepared for the session for adults and children to construct thiemselves in plaster and wood.

Thanks to Dan Weill photogrpahy for some great shots of the beginning of the session.

You can see the program for the session here:

Simon at Tate Exchange May gathering

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.

ArTELIER in Melbourne

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.

Hannah Vorrath-Pajak in residence

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.

Hannah is in residence at 1450 for three weeks to be part of the Woodfiring residency in partnership with Ridgeline Pottery and to attend the Australian Ceramics Treinnale Tasmania

Matt Levy in residence

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

Matt is in residence at 1450 for three weeks to be part of the Woodfiring residency in partnership with Ridgeline Pottery and to attend the Australian Ceramics Treinnale Tasmania

Grant writing for arts projects workshop

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 ( 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.

Library resources at all that we are


Bec Stevens has been cataloguing and labelling the art book collection at 1450 South Arm Road. We intend to make some of the resources available for loan to ArTELIER artists and will bring small collections to future ArTELIER sessions. Its a growing collection, particularly of social practice/teaching artistry/community arts texts. The collection sits on the bookshelves in the big meeting room at the South end of the house.