30th August 2001

 

HULL ART TALENT HEADS DOWN UNDER

 

Artist and lecturer Gillian Dyson will take Hull’s art talent Down Under when she takes up a three-month international artists’ residency in Australia.

 

Gillian (35) will travel to Kellerberrin in Western Australia on 28th September from Hull where she works as a lecturer at the Hull School of Art & Design and an artistic projects co-ordinator at Hull Time Based Arts.

 

She was invited to apply for the residency by IASKA (International Art Space Kellerberrin Australia) as a result of being noticed by other artists on the international tours and exhibitions circuit. The creative proposal that she submitted successfully won her the residency.

 

The rural town (920 population), three hours inland from Perth, will be a far cry from city life in Hull but she is looking forward to the challenge of becoming a mentor to young artists and running workshops, as well as developing her own artwork.

 

“A residency is important for an artist not only because a new environment stimulates new ideas but also because of the potential to create new partnerships between organisations,” commented Gillian. 

 

“ I look forward to being able to raise the international awareness of Hull’s lively arts scene and to perhaps invite Australian artists to Hull.”

 

Gillian knows that her work will reflect the rural inland context of the WA region and will be a contrast to her life in the UK where she has always lived in coastal regions.

 

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Hull Time Based Arts is an international commissioning, exhibitions and training organisation for live, new media and sound art.

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Digital image available on request.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

e-mail: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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