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.

Ken Lu in residence

Ken with Hannah and Matt – our three woodfiring residents

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.

Ken Lu

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.

Expression of Interest to be part of ArTELIER in 2019

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

EOI Application Form>>

EOI’s are CLOSED but we’d love you still to apply as we don’t want to leave anyone out and we know you are all busy. Fill in the EOI and we’ll put you on the wait list…

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their EOI by Wednesday 8 May

Successful applicants will be invited to the program launch on Wednesday 15 May.

If you have any questions about the program before submitting your EOI please contact us

1450 Film Club 2019

Peta, Alby, Ben and Isaac rocking up the 1450 film club…

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

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.