It is an important 10 year anniversary for the Leipzig International Art Program (LIA) which I attended from 2015-16.
We've just finished installing the work and setting up the space for the opening night on 8th March. The exhibition runs until 24 March.
I have a drypoint etching in a new cassette of prints which were created by Atelier für Radierung at the Spinnerei.
The exhibition opens 13. October and runs until 11. November.
This weekend will be interesting as I have work in and will attend the Autumn Rundgang at the Spinnerei in Leipzig. Its an epic public event and always really fun to see the Spinnerei come to life in this way, as it is usually a quiet set of buildings where artists work.
This year is an official relationship with German and Australian Governments, with a cultural program titled Australia Now. The LIA residency studios are exhibiting my work and many other residents from Australia.
While on the LIA residency over 2015-2016 I was interviewed about Leipzig and its creative scene. The series runs over four episodes, split between the cities of Lisbon and Leipzig.
They even captured my bed-hair (thanks film crew!) while we chatted in my studio.
Steve Uhlig of ActiveART is the mastermind of the exhibition.
KTR are wonderful in their support and hosting. The gallery/ office space is a great enterprise.
We are having an open studios event this Thursday at LIA.
Its also a moment to say farewell to Kristina Semenova because she is leaving her role as the LIA co-ordinator and moving onto her own projects. Kristina is an important person on the Leipzig scene. She has also helped countless artists in her LIA role.
One of her many ventures is Bükü, which is positioned close to Spinnerei and has facilitated many great international projects.
Ive created a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the studio costs. In total my residency costs are $9,500 AU for 6 months. I will live in the studio, painting full time to create new work. Im asking for $5,000 in this Kickstarter project, but it is possible to exceed to target amount. This would be an incredible bonus.
Here is what the campaign looks like at the moment. Thank you so much everyone for your support!