Artist Stories

Amy Perejuan

A postcard from the Pavilion: Amy Perejuan-Capone

24 July 2019

Amy Perejuan-Capone travelled from Perth for her four-week stint as a Volunteer Exhibition Attendant in the Australian Pavilion in Venice. Amy gives us her personal impressions of the experience here...

Amy Perejuan-Capone, Kate Davis (Middle) and Courtney Wagner.

A postcard from the Pavilion: Kate Davis

24 July 2019

Audiences are visibly affected by Angelica Mesiti's ASSEMBLY. People emerge wide-eyed with wonder; exhilarated and excited by what they have seen, while others are moved to tears. People seem to enjoy dissecting the many layers of the work with my team and I, often returning to watch it again armed with new knowledge or actualisations. One visitor watched it five times!

Mary Louise Carbone

A postcard from the Pavilion: Mary-Louise Carbone

24 July 2019

After visiting the Biennale Arte in 2015, University of Melbourne Master of Art Curatorshipstudent Mary-Louise Carbone returned to Venice this year as one of our Venice Biennale 2019 interns. We asked Mary-Louise to share her impressions of Venice and her experience working with the Australia Council Venice project team.

Sinsa Mansell

Sinsa Mansell: 2019 Milparanga Leadership Program Recipient

23 July 2019

'Community leadership is always achieving ways forward for the community while ensuring the cultural lore and knowledge systems are honoured. We know, if people break protocol they get sick, others do not. We know, we are Country and Country is us; others do not. We must continue to protect ourselves, our communities and our Country'. Sinsa Mansell, 2019 Milparanga Leadership Program recipient

Zane Saunders

Zane Saunders: 2019 Milparanga Leadership Program recipient

12 July 2019

'Most of my life I’ve been an observer – taking a back seat. Now, with the type of work I do, it’s important to realise that I need to develop my creative work and myself. The person, the individual, Zane Saunders.'

Announcing the recipients of the 2019 Arts and Disability Mentoring Initiative

26 June 2019

The Australia Council has announced the first six recipients of Arts and Disability Mentorship grants. This initiative is part of the Australia Council’s commitment to support sustainable careers and recognise the artistic excellence of artists with disabilities, in response to Australia Council research involving artists and arts workers with disability. The findings highlighted the importance of role models and mentors, and of disability-led practice.

Ancestress / Teila Watson

Ancestress / Teila Watson

20 May 2019

Queensland-born, multidisciplinary artist, Teila Watson, was presented with the Australia Council’s Dreaming Award at the 10th National Indigenous Arts Awards on Saturday, 27 May.

Mr John Mawurndjul

Mr John Mawurndjul

15 May 2019

A Kuninjku bark painter and sculptor, Mr John Mawurndjul is one of the leading Aboriginal Australian artists, receiving worldwide recognition for his work. He was born in 1952 near Mumeka, an important camping site for members of the Kurulk clan on the Mann River some 50 kms south of Maningrida. He grew up at Mumeka and surrounding Tomkinson, Liverpool and Mann Rivers seasonal camps with only sporadic contact with balandas (non-aboriginal people). In the late 1970s he was tutored in painting by his elder brother Jimmy Njiminjuma and Uncle Peter Marralwanga, who showed him how to use rarrk cross-hatching in new and innovative ways.

Thomas E.S Kelly

Thomas E.S Kelly

15 May 2019

Thomas is a proud Bundjalung, Wiradjuri, Ni-Vanuatu man. Thomas graduated in 2012 from NAISDA Dance College and has since worked with the likes of Vicki Van Hout, Shaun Parker and Company, Branch Nebula, ERTH, Chunky Move, Tasdance, Outer Urban Projects and Urban Theatre Projects. His choreographic credits include his Green Room Award winning work [MIS]CONCEIVE, VESSEL for Outer Urban Projects and SHIFTING > SHAPES.

Hetti Perkins

15 May 2019

Hetti Perkins is an Arrernte and Kalkadoon curator, writer, advisor and presenter with 30 years of national and international experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts with federal agencies, community arts organisations, state galleries and local government.

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