International Residency Experiences

Wednesday 15 June
1-2pm, Black Theatre

Applications for the National Art School’s 2017 international residency programs are now open. Come along to Art Forum to hear about three different residency experiences from some of our graduates, and ask them all the questions you have before applying yourself.

In 2015, Celeste Kotevich completed her BFA in Photography, and was the winner of the Joel Corrigan Memorial Photography Award for her series of works Interstitial Interiors. Those works investigated the feeling of interstitial spaces when void of human presence and the ritual of the pedestrian commute in institutional interiors. Earlier this year, she undertook a three month residency at La Cité International des Arts in Paris.

Mason Kimber completed his MFA in Painting in 2014 and undertook a three-month residency at the British School at Rome in 2014. While in Rome, he became fascinated with the traditional Italian technique of fresco painting, where paint is applied directly to plaster before it completely dries, a process he has now incorporated into his own practice.

Elyssa Sykes-Smith completed her BFA (Honours) in Sculpture in 2013, and in 2014 completed a self-made residency in Spain and New York with famed sculptor Isidro Blasco – a contact she made while studying at NAS. Her site-specific sculptural works take the abstracted form of the human figure, and are a dynamic constant at the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibitions in Bondi and Cottesloe.

Applications for the 2017 international residency program close Monday 8 August 2016

Application forms can be found here


Image: Celeste Kotevich, Untitled 2016