Thursday, July 9, 2009

Artist in Residence, the Art Vault, Mildura

The residency runs until 9 August. The Art Vault is the initiative of Director Julie Chambers. There are two Artist in Residence apartments with separate studio. Mine is directly across from the apartment and I have 24 hour access (unlike my Melbourne studio.) There are also 10 studios which are rented to local artists. The printmaking studios are equipped for etching, relief and lithography - Peter Lancaster and David Frazer have just finished working on a lithograph there. The gallery (comprising one large space and a smaller side gallery) is beautiful. Everyone has been incredibly welcoming, thoughtful and supportive. Special thanks to Director Julie Chambers, Gallery Managers Filomena Coppola and Mia Kolpin and technicians Andrew and Robert. It's a real privilege to be here.