UTAS Cradle Coast Campus is pleased to announce the Artist In Residence recipient for 2014 is Tasmanian Visual Artist Ross Byers.
Titled The Intangible Takes Form, Ross has proposed a sculptural project which interprets the deconstruction of the industrial site of the iconic Burnie Paper Mill and the influence that this has had on the socio-cultural landscape of the North West Tasmanian coast.
Through conversation-based research with local communities Ross proposes to investigate the impact of transition and change on our built environment and using this information to produce a new body of large-scale, cardboard sculptural work.
Image: Ross Byers - Tilt, 2013. Cardboard 295x235x90cm
The UTAS CCC AIR program offers Tasmanian, national and international artists a grant of up to $5000 AUD for art projects in a variety of disciplines with relevance to the North West community, specifically with regard to:
· Cultural and industrial heritage
· Relationship with regional landscapes
· Emerging industries
Grant money may be used towards travel, accommodation, living expenses, artist fees as well as the production of artworks. Artists may choose to work from the university campus or at a self-initiated location within the North West region.
The 2015 AIR Program launch is expected around August 2014, with an anticipated closing date of late November. Please note that this is subject to funding availability.
For further information about the AIR Program contact:
Joanna Gair, Exhibitions Coordinator, UTAS Cradle Coast Campus
Phone: (03) 6430 4949