Our studio and C19 Residency artists were recently interviewed by Outer Space volunteer, Daniel Sherrington.
CURRENT STUDIO ARTISTS
Holly Anderson works primarily with painting as a practice for investigating anxious bodily and psychic sensations. An awareness of the body as a form messily embedded within threatened ecologies belies this interest. With continual reference to the bathers and sunlit landscapes of classical romantic landscape painting, various ways the body might be more strangely implicated in these systems are tentatively explored.
In 2017 she completed a BFA with Honours at the Queensland College of Art where she now holds a sessional teaching position.
Savannah Jarvis is a Brisbane-based visual artist whose paintings are underpinned by the belief that metaphor, allegory, and discursiveness are powerful ways to communicate situational complexity. Her paintings circumvent literal depictions of their subjects and instead combine discrete images onto a single surface to elaborate the attendant concerns of the work; exploring the ways painting as a form of sign production can uniquely communicate phenomenological experiences — specifically where language fails. In 2018 she completed a BFA at the Queensland College of Art.
Sam Cranstoun’s multidisciplinary practice combines various forms of research with a wide array of media to create work that investigates different systems of representation. His work regularly focuses on historical figures and events as a way of exploring how history is shaped, how it functions and how we as spectators rely on different visual systems to understand the past. These investigations address the importance of the role assumed by the artist in creating work, as well as the importance of popular culture, mass media, art, architecture and design in forming a collective understanding of our environment and surroundings.
Kate McKay is a Brisbane based artist represented by Jan Manton Art. In 2013 she completed her Bachelor of Fine Art with First Class Honours at Griffith University. She has exhibited in galleries across Queensland including Jan Manton Art, Griffith University Art Gallery and Redcliffe Art Gallery. In 2015 McKay won the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize and was a finalist in the 15 Artists’ Exhibition at Redcliffe Art Gallery (2017). She has had four solo shows at Jan Manton Art and in 2016 completed an artist residency at Fjuk Art Centre in Husavik, Iceland.
Kinly Grey works with light, smoke, metaphysics, and feeling. Their explorations have previously considered possibilities for how to apprehend infinity, how to glimpse the divine, how to step outside the horizon, how to feel colour, and how to believe your own existence. Currently they’re exploring possibilities for how to make the world turn.
Tay Haggarty’s practice explores how reductive forms can be used as an open field to reflect upon personal and shared experience. These investigations take the form of collaborations, performances, videos, installations and sculpture. Haggarty uses industrial and ready-made materials that, when arranged within a space, heighten precarious elements through tension and balance. Their work is often minimal and site specific.
Isha Ram Das is a sound artist and composer primarily concerned with ecologies of environment and culture. He works with experimental sound techniques to produce performances, installations and recordings. He was the 2019 recipient of the Lionel Gell Award for Composition, and has scored feature-length films and nationally-touring theatre installations. He has performed at institutions such as the Sydney Opera House; Black Dot Gallery, Melbourne; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Metro Arts, Brisbane; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and Boxcopy, Brisbane.