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M16 Artspace, Confident Collecting 2018: Ahead of the Curve

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This is a series of illustrated talks at M16Artspace through Mondays in July and August from 6-8 pm. We previously explored what drives us as art collectors and learnt our way around the arts marketplace. In this 3rd series we meet with eminent artists to better understand and inform our collecting in the midst of a changing art world.

Visual art is about change. Increasingly, as artists explore changes in the society around them, they cross traditional boundaries. Sculpture can be bronze or digital, painting can be performance, glass can emerge from a love of fibre or history, textiles can adorn bodies and walls, ceramics no longer need to be utilitarian. In this series we delve more deeply into the diversity of art forms available to us as collectors.

Every week we introduce a new visual arts form and enter into the journeys of two artists who express their creativity within that artform. We will explore glass, print media, ceramics and textiles, delving more deeply into what we collect, exploring the diversity of visual art forms and the journeys of the makers themselves as they cross traditional boundaries.

Banner Image: Erica Seccombe, Microplastica, 2017, 3D printed objects from 3D Micro-CT scan, rendered in Drishti.


Dates and Speakers:

Monday 23rd July - Print Media

Erica Seccombe and Nicci Haynes

Award winning artists working across print media and experimental digital platforms


Monday 30th July - Ceramics

Julie Bartholomew

Head of Ceramics, School of Art and Design, Australian National University, Canberra.

Patsy Hely

Highly collected ceramic artist and researcher

Monday 6th August - Textiles

Valerie Kirk, Jennifer Robertson, Ruby Berry,

Canberra based textile artists with international profiles.


About the presenters:

Nicci Haynes has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from University College Cardiff (1985) and a Bachelor Fine Arts (Hons) from the ANU in 2007.

Her practice incorporates drawing, print, books and awkward little videos. Haynes’ work usually has something to do with communication (difficulty). Her current focus is performance-based although she says ‘I hesitate to call myself a performance artist: my performances are mostly restricted to my studio, and even there the thought of being seen through the window is embarrassing’. Haynes’ work is held in various Australian and international collections, including the Australian National Gallery and State Library of Queensland.

Erica Seccombe lectures in Foundation Studies at the ANU School of Art & Design, and convenes the course Figure & Life and teaches into Vision & Perception. She also lectures for The Centre for Art History and Art Theory, and has convened the courses for Australian Modernism, Cyberculture and first year Art History.

Erica is a visual artist based in Canberra. She was recently awarded the prestigious 2017 Capital Arts Patrons CAPO Fellowship. Her practice spans from traditional and photographic print media to experimental digital platforms using frontier scientific visualisation software.

Erica's PhD, GROW: experiencing Nature in the Fifth Dimension is practice-led research investigating time-resolved (4D) micro-X-ray Computed Tomography through immersive stereoscopic digital projection installations and 3D printing. Her interdisciplinary research is facilitated by the ANU Department of Applied Mathematics.

Dr Julie Bartholomew is an artist and Head of Ceramics at the School of Art and Design, Australian National University, Canberra. Her practice traverses the boundaries of art and contemporary issues exploring consumer culture and global branding within the context of western and eastern cultures. Recently her work focuses on environmental issues.

Julie has participated in major exhibitions and residencies in Australia and abroad, including solo shows at Kuandu Museum and the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan. Julie has been the recipient of four Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grants, Tokyo Studio Residency, Australia-China Council Red Gate Residency in Beijing and the Asialink Taiwan Residency.

Patsy Hely is a practicing artist whose work has been exhibited widely in both public and private galleries. Her initial training was at East Sydney Technical College (National Art School); she holds a Master of Arts from Southern Cross University and her PhD from the ANU School of Art, 'Ceramic Objects and the Articulation of Place' was completed in 2007. She has taught at the University of Newcastle, the College of Fine Arts (UNSW), Sydney University (Tin Sheds), Southern Cross University, and has been on staff at the School of Art since 2003. Her research interests are in ceramics and place, colonial ceramics, the roles that ceramics plays in representing the remnants of nature including the use of bird life as ornament and more recently portraiture. Her work is held in public collections overseas and in many Australian State and Regional Galleries including the National Gallery of Australia and the Powerhouse Museum.

Ruby Berry is a Canberra based textile artist who creates sculptural textiles works with sensory engagement. She has been showing across Australia in solo and group exhibitions since graduating from First Class Honours at the Australian National University School of Art in 2014. Her work has been selected for Talente in Germany and for the Wangaratta Textile Award and she was mentored throughout 2015 by Megan Jackson as part of the ANU EASS Mentorship Award.

Valerie Kirk is an artist and tapestry weaver, writer, teacher and public figure who has made a significant contribution internationally. While actively maintaining her practice as an artist, Valerie’s remarkable capacity for achievement has seen her inspire and lead community tapestry projects, research Australian Indigenous textiles, direct significant projects, guest lecture on international textile tours and create major works.

During 2004-2013 she was commissioned to design and weave five major tapestries to celebrate Nobel/Japan Prizes in Science associated with the Australian National University.

Awards such as the Australia Council New Work grant, ACT Creative Arts Fellowship, Muse Arts Woman of the Year Award and the Canberra Centenary Community Tapestry project mark substantial success and her artwork is documented in the Telos Portfolio Collection publication.

Jennifer Robertson studied at West Surrey College of Art and Design, Royal College of Art, UK and Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio, Florence, Italy. She migrated to Australia in 1986, established a weaving studio in Fremantle, WA and joined the staff at the ANU School of Art in Canberra in 1997. She is an internationally renowned woven textile specialist and she researches, lectures and exhibits internationally and nationally. Her works are held in public collections including Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, USA, NUNO Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, alongside numerous private international and national collections.


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