Visiting artists 2010-2016
From 2008 to 2016, the Arts Academy hosted a series of residencies for professional artists and academics, including some recent visual art graduates and local artists. They gained access to a studio and highly creative environment. Many artists held exhibitions at the Post Office Gallery, presented guest lectures, and offered workshops for our students and the community during their residency.
Numerous artists in residence have donated artwork to the FedUni Collection. These and other residential artists whose works have been purchased by the University are noted below.
Professor David Ferry
David is Emeritus Professor of Printmaking and Book Arts at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, Wales, UK. He has an extensive professional background and is represented in many international print collections. He was Artist in Residence at the Arts Academy printmaking studio in conjunction with the Print Council of Australia’s ‘Year of Print’. David’s solo exhibition was also on show at the Post Office Gallery in 2016. Aside from his time as Artist in Residence, David Ferry also generously donated a suite of work exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ballarat to the FedUni Collection.
Stephanie is undertaking a Master of Arts at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and was at the Arts Academy for a short residency during a six-month study tour of Australia. Her practice focuses on the technical curiosities of printmaking with a particular interest in lithography and paper pulp in relation to the art of collaboration.
Associate Professor Daniel W Coburn
An Assistant Professor of Photo Media at the University of Kansas, his work and research investigates the family photo album employed as one component of a visual infrastructure that supports the flawed ideology of the American Dream. His work has featured in exhibitions at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and the Chelsea Museum of Art in New York. He was Artist in Residence at the Arts Academy in collaboration with the 2015 Ballarat International Foto Biennale.
Recognised as an authority in the photogravure process, Silvi Glattauer also works with a range of other alternative photographic printmaking processes that cross the barriers between digital and the hand made. Her passion lies in nature where the barest of truth in a simple form lies in the complex essence of the natural environment. Silvi delivers workshops at Baldessin Press outside Melbourne and won the 2014 Nillumbik Art Award. Her short residency took place during the 2015 Ballarat International Foto Biennale when she held an exhibition of her work at the Backspace Gallery. Silvi also delivered photogravure workshops in the Arts Academy printmaking studio.
Shane Jones lives and works in Melbourne and Ballarat. He is represented by Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne and The Art Vault, Mildura. Shane is a painter who has been making art for over 35 years. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from Monash University, and his recent works investigate an early love of his, the horse racing industry. Shane Jones’ artwork is also in the FedUni Collection.
Paul Croft qualified as master printer from the world-renowned Tamarind Institute of Lithography in 1996, and his research and practice as an artist, printmaker and collaborating printer has culminated in the publication of two books on Stone Lithography and Plate Lithography (UK: A&C Black, 2001 & 2003; USA: Watson-Guptill, 2003; China: JML Fine Art Press, 2003). Paul is a lecturer in fine art at Aberystwyth University, UK and while he was Artists in Residence at the Arts Academy, he led workshops in the printmaking studio.
Associate Professor Jennifer McKnight
Jennifer McKnight is a designer who creates work for print and screen. She is currently an Associate Professor in studio art at the University of Missouri-St Louis. Jennifer McKnight serves as education chair of the AIGA Saint Louis Chapter, and as a national board member on the AIGA Design Education Community of Interest. Her design, illustration, and writing are published in Print Magazine, LA Now, Trepan, :Output, Redaction. Jennifer’s projects also include work for the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and the Saint Louis City Museum, Molloy College. She has curated the travelling exhibition, Hyperflux: CalArts Posters 1999-2004. Her article "The Education of the Hybrid Designer" was published on the AIGA education website. Jen’s exhibition of screenprinted posters Lend up your Ears was held at the Post Office Gallery 29 May – 29 June, 2013.
Toni’s multi-disciplinary practice incorporates printmaking, sculpture, drawing and photography. She has exhibited broadly both nationally and internationally researching themes of loss, memory, desire and identity. Her most recent work was included in the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art in Print Tokyo, 2012. During the residency, Toni Covino-Beehre developed works that, as both collections and memories, conjure symbolic and metaphysical relationships to the Souvenir.
Emma Stoneman's background is in photography, printmaking, digital art and installation, exhibiting in galleries and non-traditional environments. Emma completed a Diploma of Building Design and Technology in 2005 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in 1999. She has exhibited in Australia, Taiwan and Russia. Her work is held in private and public collections in Australia and internationally. airSPACE, a joint exhibition with fellow artist in residence, Toni Covino-Beehre, was generated from the residency and held at the Post Office Gallery, 11 Dec 2013 – 15 Feb 2014.
Dr Anne Bennett
Holding a PhD from Monash University, MFA University of Tasmania and a BA (Painting) RMIT, Anne's visual art practice encompasses drawing, printmedia, works on paper, painting, artists’ books, installation, curatorial projects and writing. Anne was resident in the printmaking studio where she produced large scale monoprints for her solo exhibition, The Making of Meaning: Rapture and Rupture in the Garden, held at the Post Office Gallery in September 2014.
Tarli Glover is a Ballarat-based artist and her ongoing series of landscape paintings expose the harsher side of the Australian landscape and the aftermath of extreme weather events and environments changed by climatic occurrences of fire, flood, drought and cyclones. Her sparse, minimalist canvases map and etch out fictional terrains with roads, tracks, built structures and vehicles, capturing the openness of space peculiar to the landscapes of regional and inland Australia. Tarli’s exhibition of works generated from the residency, Hard Land, was held at the Post Office Gallery 5-29 September 2012. Tarli Glover’s artwork is also in the FedUni Collection.
Originally from the UK, Mark is a New Zealand based printmaker with a particular interest in non-toxic printmaking techniques. He authored a book ‘Non-Toxic Printmaking’, and his work is held in many international collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Mark was in Australia for the IMPACT international printmaking conference and spent time at the Arts Academy advising on upgrading our printmaking workshop and technology to incorporate non-toxic methods. He delivered workshops in saline etching techniques and his solo exhibition, Promenade, was held at the Post Office Gallery in October 2011.
Peter Aldrich, a University of Ballarat honours graduate, developed works on paper during the residency for his solo exhibition, DOG, which was presented at the Art Gallery of Ballarat in December 2011 – January 2012.
Dr Terry Davies
Terry is a Welsh ceramic artist now residing in Australia. He has an extensive professional background in tertiary teaching and has exhibited widely. He was resident in the Arts Academy ceramics studio investigating links between Cornish and Welsh and local mining history. Work produced during the residency was exhibited in AIRed at the Post Office Gallery in 2011. This was a group exhibition showcasing the work of six artists who undertook residencies at the Arts Academy over a couple of years.
Dr Christopher Headley
Chris is a ceramic and installation artist with an extensive background lecturing in university art schools. His work is held in both national and international collections and he has undertaken a number of international residencies. Chris was a ceramics studio lecturer and Co-ordinator at Monash University’s School of Art and Design from 2000 – 2008 and an artist in residence in the Arts Academy’s ceramics studio where he developed a new body of ceramic sculptures investigating the interconnection between memory, emotion, nature and history. These works were exhibited in AIRed at the Post Office Gallery in 2011. This was a group exhibition showcasing the work of six artists who undertook residencies at the Arts Academy over a couple of years. See Chris' work in the FedUni Collection.
Master of Arts from RMIT and has an extensive exhibition and teaching background. Ros was resident in the Arts Academy painting studio where she worked on a project of painterly documentation of all the wildflowers, ground covers, herbs and small shrubs that grew within a kilometre of her house at Napoleons. These paintings were exhibited in AIRed at the Post Office Gallery in 2011. This was a group exhibition showcasing the work of six artists who undertook residencies at the Arts Academy over a couple of years. Two works by Ros Lawson are in the FedUni Collection.
Dr Li-Feng Lo
Li-Feng Lo is a ceramic artist who was resident in our ceramics studio in 2010. She originates from Taiwan and completed a PhD at Monash University. Li-Feng worked with Southern Ice porcelain to create sculptural forms in response to environmental concerns. Her work is informed by a philosophical and spiritual engagement with Buddhist ideas. These works were exhibited in AIRed at the Post Office Gallery in 2011. This was a group exhibition showcasing the work of six artists who undertook residencies at the Arts Academy over a couple of years.
Lars Stenberg has lived and painted in Scotland, Cornwall and Australia over the past thirty years. He holds an Honours degree from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland, and has been painting in Victoria since 2002 where he is now a permanent resident. During his residency, he completed the Broken Ground sequence of paintings which explored the landscape left by the goldrush north of Ballarat, and commenced the Lanes series which share the experience of Ballarat lanes during the twelve month period. These paintings were exhibited in AIRed at the Post Office Gallery in 2011. This was a group exhibition showcasing the work of six artists who undertook residencies at the Arts Academy over a couple of years.
Dr Anne Scott Wilson
Anne holds a PhD from Monash University and her art practice has been influenced by theatre, cinema and ballet and informed by her prior experiences as a professional dancer. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented by ArcOne Gallery in Melbourne. During her residency she focused on her Wet Motion series of digital projections onto canvas. These works continued her investigation of the relationship between painting, light and colour and were exhibited in AIRed at the Post Office Gallery in 2011. This was a group exhibition showcasing the work of six artists who undertook residencies at the Arts Academy over a couple of years.