Outer Space houses six affordable artist studios, which are available for short-term or long-term lease. Our studios are currently full. To join the waiting list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Ali Bezer is a visual artist and researcher based on the Gold Coast whose PhD [2016, Griffith University] investigated the visual and psychological effects of hearing unfamiliar sounds, including computer generated cosmic noises and Musique Concrete. Her art practice expresses these abstract recorded noises through sculpture and installation pieces in which she materialises sonic timbres, tonalities and structures into visual textures and forms. Through her work, Ali aims to elicit feelings of uneasiness and curiosity in viewers, which she experiences while listening to unfamiliar sounds, and which are normal psychological responses to unknown stimuli for humans and other animals.
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.
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.
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.
Kate Woodcroft is an artist and writer. She has worked in performance, photography, sculpture and video to look closely at the joys and miseries of being and working with others. Kate has used such varied contexts as sport, comedy, letter writing and dinner parties to playfully represent how we support and compete with each other. She completed a Master of Arts at QUT in 2012 and has exhibited at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne), Artspace (Sydney), Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), and Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne). Her writing has been published in Unmagazine, Artlink, Eyeline, and Runway magazine.