Thailand

Asialink Arts has been working with residency hosts in Thailand since 1989. Please click on the years below to view past residents’ profiles.

  • 2015

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      Giles Ryder (QLD)

      Ne' Na Contemporary Art Space

      Supported by Arts Queensland

    Giles Ryder has exhibited extensively, nationally and internationally. His works have subtle perceptual shifts, often presenting minimal works with maximum energy. He developed Light Space Projects in 2012, which focuses on experimental exhibitions and educational programs in Thailand. In 2008 Giles received the Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship to undertake an MFA in Berlin, and was an Asia Pacific Artists Fellow at The National Art Studio, Korea in 2011. At Ne'-Na Contemporary Art Space Giles will develop light installations – interactive social environments relating to his research into daily life and superstitions in Thailand.

  • 2014

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      Jessica Dare (SA)

      Rudee Tancharoen of Atelier Rudee

      Supported by Arts SA

    Contemporary Jeweller Jessica Dare received a BA Visual Arts (Jewellery) from the Adelaide College of Arts TAFE, South Australia, in 2006. Since 2005 she has privately studied lampworking with national and international glass artists and her practice combines the unique combination of glass and metal smithing. Jessica joined Gray Street Workshop in 2007 and became a partner in April 2010. Her exhibition The Nature of Memory was awarded Best Visual Art in the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival, and her works are held in the collections of The National Gallery of Australia and The Art Gallery of South Australia. At Atelier Rudee, Jessica will research local flower markets and the use of flower garlands to inspire new work.

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      Phaptawan Suwannakudt (NSW)

      Ne'-Na Contemporary Art Space

      Supported by Arts NSW

    Born in Thailand, Phaptawan trained with her father as a mural painter and has significant experience working in Buddhist temples and public spaces throughout Thailand. In 1996 she relocated to Sydney where she collaborates with multi-ethnic communities and maintains a solo practice. Her works have been shown at Gallery 4A and featured in the 18th Sydney Biennale, 2012. During her residency in Chiang Mai, Phaptawan will realise the exhibition Retold-untold stories. The project will investigate local historical materials and the theme of natural disaster from women’s perspectives.

  • 2011

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      Akos Armont (NSW)

      Circus Action International

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts & The Australia-Thailand Institute

    Akos Armont is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and is working towards a dual MA in Communications and International Relations. He is currently volunteering to establish the first regional branch of the international non-profit organisation Clowns Without Borders. As part of his Asialink Residency Akos will assist in establishing and coordinating the first ongoing social-circus based education program in Thailand with the non-profit organisation Circus Action International.

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      Irene Hanenbergh (VIC)

      Naresuan University

      Supported by Arts Victoria & The Australia-Thailand Institute

    Irene Hanenbergh recently completed an MFA by research at The Victorian College of the Arts. She currently lectures in Digital Imaging/Electronic Design at the Victoria University of Technology. Irene’s work is embedded with superstition-infused folk art and Asian cultural signifiers. During her residency at Naresuan University, Phitsanulok she intends to further investigate Thai folk phenomena, symbolic iconography and architectural references. Irene will use an array of media including ink to produce large-scale drawings that support her research findings.

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      Zoe Scrogings (QLD)

      Makhampom Foundation

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts & The Australia-Thailand Institute

    In her current role within the Creative Communities Team with Sunshine Coast Council, Zoe Scrogings brings over 15 years experience working with artists and their communities. Zoe first visited Thailand in 2004 as artist in residence with the Mirror Art Group in Chiang Rai, where she developed a mobile theatre project with the Akha community. At Makhampsom Foundation Zoe will develop networks with like-minded artists and organisations that explore the concept of art as a means to create peace.

  • 2010

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      Annette Iggulden (VIC)

      Khon Kaen University

      Supported by Arts Victoria and the Australia-Thailand Institute

    The silent, nonverbal aspects of language and the situation of those who are silenced or ‘without voice’ in society underpins Annette Iggulden’s art practice. Her work is represented in major collections in Australia and the United Kingdom. During her residency at Khon Kaen University she will collaborate with Thai artist/lecturer Kanaid Silsat and weaver/lecturer Warin Boonyaputthipong to produce work using common themes found in poems and stories from Northern Thailand and Australia. Iggulden will also be collaborating and exchanging ideas with students and the local community.

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      Jade Lillie (VIC)

      Makhampom Theatre Company

      Supported by the Australia-Thailand Institute & Arts Queensland

    Jade Lillie has worked in the Community Cultural Development, Education, Youth and Social sectors since 2000, and is currently Team Leader for Community Arts and Cultural Development at Brisbane City Council. In Thailand, Lillie will work with Makhampom Theatre Company, which is celebrating its 30th Anniversary by hosting a regional seminar and workshop on theatre for community cultural development, and an International People’s Theatre Exchange and Festival.

  • 2008

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      Alex Kershaw (NSW)

      Chulalongkorn University and Wat Mahathat monastery

      Supported by the Australia-Thailand Institute and the Australia Council for the Arts

    Alex Kershaw is a photographic and video artist examining the symbolism and ritual associated with people and their territories. His work addresses ideas of identity, memory and relation. In residency at Chulalongkorn University Kershaw worked closely with members of the Wat Mahathat monastery in Bangkok. He also traveled to Dan Sai in Northern Thailand for the Phi Ta Khon Festival, in order to research the festival's rites and incantations and their relationship with theatrical interventions. Kershaw teaches at the Australian Catholic University and the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW.

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      Georgina Davill (SA)

      Makhampom Foundation

      Supported by the Australia-Thailand Institute and Arts SA

    After initially training as an actor Georgina Davill worked in project coordination and management, training, facilitation, marketing and as a performer. She has worked with a range of cultural action troupes including Mindanao Cultural Theatre Network (Philippines), Yuyachkani Theatre (Peru), and Theatre Simple (USA). Davill is the Program Officer for Industry Development, Carclew Youth Arts Centre, Adelaide. During her residency with the Makhampom Foundation, Davill focused on the management systems of their integrated strategy of theatre for community cultural development. This encompassed their Performance, Education Theatre, Community Theatre and International Programs, and the company's newly established venues in Chiang Dao and Bangkok.

  • 2007

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      Benjamin Grant (NSW)

      The Art Centre Chulalongkorn University

      Supported by the Australia-Thailand Institute

    Benjamin Grant’s interests lie in fostering relationships with regional communities. His art practice incorporates several image-based media and in recent years his work has focused on the interpretation of documentary. During his stay in Thailand at Chulalongkorn University's Art Centre, Grant engaged in cross cultural exchange with residents of Bangkok and Kon Kean, allowing him to develop an understanding of various types of contemporary cultural practices in the Kingdom. He engaged at a community level in the Klongtoey and Petchburi districts in Bangkok with over 150 inhabitants living under a make shift shelter. The result was a body of contemporary art photography titled Make Shift – an exploration of migration in Thailand.

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      Chris Henschke (VIC)

      Chulalongkorn University

      Supported by the Australia-Thailand Institute and the Australia Council for the Arts

    Chris Henschke works with digital media, mainly in audio and visual explorations and hybrid art forms. His works have been shown in many Australian and international exhibitions, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, & MILIA 99 (France). Henschke currently lectures at RMIT University. During his residency, Henschke worked with the Visual Art Department, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, on audiovisual pieces inspired directly from his surroundings and capturing elements of his experiences of the residency. Two of the works Henschke developed Ayutthaya Annicha and Shopping Mall Dukkha, were screened by the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival in 2008.

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      Xan Colman & Tamara Searle (VIC)

      Makhampom Theatre Group

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

    Xan Colman, artistic director of independent inter-arts company A is for Atlas, is a playwright and director with works performed nationally and in Germany. Tamara Searle is a freelance performer, creator and educator, who has performed with The Australian Ballet, Eleventh Hour Theatre, La Mama and in numerous Australian film and TV projects. With a focus on theatre for community cultural development, their residency took them to refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border, where they worked within Makhampom Theatre Group’s refugee project team on educational theatre projects investigating violence against women, HIV/AIDS, and social justice issues.

  • 2006

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      Alex Davies (NSW)

      Chulalongkorn University

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts & The Australia-Thailand Institute

    Alex Davies’ art practice involves sound and time-based image production, spanning a diverse range of media including film, network, real-time audio-visual manipulations and responsive installations. He has produced and presented work both nationally and internationally including Heterodyne and Anchortronic Performance in Germany. At Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, Davies presented his work Pugilist Series 449 as part of the 2006 Platform series of exhibitions, performances and symposiums at the university’s Art Center. He also undertook spatial audio and photographic field recordings of Muay Thai that will form the basis of future work.

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      David Teh (NSW)

      Office of Contemporary Art and Culture

      Supported by Arts NSW & the Australia-Thailand Institute

    David Teh's work spans art history, literary, critical and cultural theory, with an emphasis on contemporary art, public art and new media art. He is a founder of Fibreculture, an online community for digital culture and politics. During his residency, Teh worked at the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture in Thailand, assisting with the curatorship and documentation of public contemporary art programs and meeting with artists, curators and arts managers in Thailand and Asia. He also staged workshops and exhibitions of Australian digital video art in the region. The residency widened his knowledge of the regional contemporary arts scene and inspired his own curatorial collaborations and exhibition projects.

  • 2005

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      Dominic Redfern (VIC)

      Chulalongkorn University

      Supported by the Australian Embassy Bangkok & the Australia Council for the Arts

    At the time of the residency Dominic Redfern was a lecturer in video art at RMIT University in Melbourne.  During his residency at Chulalongkorn University Redfern worked on a project with Thai and British exchange students, challenging them to consider the history of Britain and Europe in Asia.  Redfern also exhibited in the Bangkok Experimental Film Festival and attended the Asiatopia Symposium on Performance Art in SE Asia.  He represented Australia at the Thailand Animation and Multi Media Conference.  Since his return Redfern has been working on a large-scale installation that combines his work on subjectivity and the video image with Thai and Australian landscapes. In 2007 Redfern returned to Bangkok to exhibit this work, supported by the Australian Embassy in Bangkok.

  • 2004

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      Megan Walch (VIC)

      Khon Kaen University

      Funded by Arts Victoria, the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Australian Embassy Bangkok

    Megan Walch is a painter who has been artist in residence at the Australian National University in Canberra and at the Taipei National University for the Arts, Taiwan. Walch’s residency at Khon Kaen University in Northern Thailand allowed her concentrated studio time to develop ideas and new work. Whilst there she created twenty small works in acrylic on canvas, collaborated with students in the sculpture department on a series of six large-scale screen prints on canvas and developed source material and sketches for future large-scale works on canvas.

  • 2003

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      Alexander Knox

      Supported by Arts Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts

    Alexander Knox studied public art at RMIT and has a background in film and industrial design. He has exhibited widely both in Australia and overseas with recent commissions including two major sculpture projects in Melbourne’s Docklands. Knox’s residency followed up connections he developed during UseBy at Bed, a new multi disciplinary art venue in Bangkok. There he produced Little God, a large sound and light work based on ancient sacred geometries.

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      Ian Bonde (TAS)

      Silkaporn University

      Supported by Arts Tasmania and the Australia Council for the Arts

    During the past 20 years Ian Bonde has undertaken residencies and exhibited in London, Paris, Germany, U.S.A., Thailand and Australia. Bonde's work references Eastern and Western formal gardens and examines the mapping or marking of land. His installations have used odours, processes and transient materials (including painted leaves, fruit and gravel) in contrast with precious metals. During his residency at Silkaporn University, Bonde exhibited new work and was able to further his interest in Thai culture. His exhibition, Insula, was very well received and comprised a wall piece of scented eucalyptus leaves and a large floor work made from locally sourced crushed onyx.

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      Katherine Olston (VIC)

      Chang Mai University Art Museum

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

    Katherine Olston, a graduate from the Sydney College of the Arts, is a multi disciplinary artist who works in sculpture, performance and installation. She has continued to pursue her interest in visual performance through ongoing work with Sydney based company Erth as a performer, costume and set designer. In 2000 she worked as part of the design construction team for the Sydney Olympics. In Thailand she will work with the Chang Mai University Art Museum where she will develop a performance installation entitled Beauty Suit working with a group of five Thai artists. The project examines and contrasts the concepts and structures of beauty in Thai and Australian societies.

  • 2002

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      Jennifer Nield (VIC)

      Makhampom Theatre Company

      Supported by Australia Council for the Arts

    Jennifer Nield is co-founder of Outskirt Productions, a company dedicated to utilising the performing arts as an instrument for social change focussing on rural and regional youth. Nield first encountered Makhampom Theatre Company in 1999 when she undertook a study tour with the company and was impressed by the rituals and energy that the company brought to community workshops and celebrations. During her residency she assisted Makhampom to run workshops in camps set up for Karen refugees and to work with a youth theatre group that emerged to counter problems generated by drug trafficking through the local region. She also participated in a study tour for international theatre workers.

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      Tina Gonsalves (QLD)

      Chulalongkorn University

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Queensland and the Australian Embassy, Bangkok

    Over the last ten years Tina Gonslaves’ work has focused on employing new media to explore the human condition. Her work has been widely exhibited, screened and received awards internationally and is held in the collections of SBS Television and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Gonsalves’ four-month residency in the faculty of New Media at Chulalongkorn University was spent developing new work through writing and researching a major art project called PLASMA. During her residency Gonsalves also exhibited at the Changmai University Museum, spoke at the first Changmai New Media Art Festival and at Khon Kaen University in the Faculty of Fine Art.

  • 2001

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      James Verdon (VIC)

      Chulalongkorn University

      Supported by the Australian Network for Art and Technology, the Australia Council for the Arts & the Australian Embassy, Bangkok

    James Verdon works primarily with digital timebased technologies. At the time of the residency Verdon was Coordinator of Electronic Design and Interactive Media at Swinburne University of Technology and completing a PhD in Media Arts at RMIT University, Melbourne. While undertaking his residency at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, Verdon produced work for public art exhibition titled Shopping at the Siam Discovery Centre, undertook a new digital video work which was screened at both the Bangkok International Film Festival and the 3rd Bangkok Experimental Film Festival and produced a collaborative piece with Michael Shaowanasai as part of the Month of Photography event in Bangkok.

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      Sarah Tutton (VIC)

      Project 304 & About Cafe & Studio

      Supported by Arts Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts

    Sarah Tutton has worked for a range of arts and community organisations including the Next Wave Festival and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and is a founding member of 1st Floor Artist & Writers Space. During her residency Tutton worked with two independent galleries, Project 304 and About Cafe & Studio in Bangkok in all aspects of management and programming and researched models for collaborative and cross-cultural practice. In May 2002, the exhibition of Australian and Thai artists, Mai Pen Rai (No Worries) opened at Monash University Gallery.

  • 2000

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      Chris Caines (NSW)

      Chulalongkorn University

      Supported by the Australian Network for Art and Technology, the Australia Council & the Australian Embassy, Bangkok

    Chris Caines is an artist working in online and disk based multimedia as well as video and sound. He has been exhibiting widely since the early nineties in national and international galleries including MoMA in New York, The Tate, UK and the State Galleries of NSW and QLD. During his residency at Chulalongkorn University, Caines was able to research and develop various ideas for writing, video and on-line projects. He also collaborated with the non profit artspace, Project 304, in Bangkok, in the design and development of their website [http://project304.net] as well as planning an outdoor installation project and site specific video works scheduled for realisation in 2002.

  • 1999

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      Chris White (NT)

      Kreecha Puphaiboon

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian Embassy, Bangkok

    Chris White is a sculptor and installation artist who has exhibited throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom since the late 1980s. At the time of the residency, White taught Fine Arts at the Northern Territory University. White first visited Thailand in 1993 after meeting and teaching a number of Thai students in the Sculpture Department at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. During his residency White worked on a collaborative project and exhibition with Kreecha Puphaiboon investigating and comparing cultural values and change occurring in their respective societies.

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      Domenico de Clario (SA)

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts & the Australian Embassy, Bangkok

    " Domenico de Clario is a visual artist with a strong performing component in his work. In Bangkok de Clario collaborated with other artists to create three site specific performances, one of which took place on the rooftop of the About Cafe from sunset to sunrise through a large thunderstorm. De Clario was invited to go back to Bangkok to continue this work and he worked again with the same artists in Melbourne in November 1999.

  • 1998

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      Virginia Hilyard

      Chulalongkorn University

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian Embassy, Bangkok

    Virginia Hilyard is an artist whose art practice explores urban change, place and memory using experimental filmmaking, installation and drawing. In Thailand she worked extensively on digital, drawing and xray projects at Chulalongkorn University where her residency was based and she exhibited her work at the NumTong Gallery. She also organized an outdoor rooftop screening of her film and video work at About Café, an independent gallery/café space in a corner of the Chinese section of Bangkok. Towards the end of her residency Hilyard began working with Indian artist Varsha Nair, projecting their collaborative piece onto the surface of a lake in Sarnrom Park in Bangkok as part of Womanifesto2.

  • 1996

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      Wendy Teakel (ACT)

      Songkhlanakarin University

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Australian Embassy, Bangkok

    Sculptor Wendy Teakel spent four months at Songkhlanakarin University in Song Khla.

  • 1995

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      David Walker

      Silpakorn University

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian Embassy, Bangkok

    Jeweller and metal smith David Walker spent four months at Silpakorn University.

  • 1994

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      David Jensz (ACT)

      Khon Kaen University

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian Embassy, Bangkok

    Sculptor David Jensz has been working professionally for the last twenty years and has exhibited regularly in Australia. During his residency Jensz spent four months at Khon Kaen University.

  • 1993

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      Alan Locovetsky (NSW)

      Silpakorn University

      Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian Embassy, Bangkok

    Ceramicist Alan Lacovetsky spent four months at Silpakorn University, Nakhon Pathom Campus.

  • 1992

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      Diane Mantzaris (VIC)

      Silpakorn University

      Supported by the Visual Arts Craft Board of the Australia Council for the Arts

    Printmaker Diane Mantzaris spent four months at Silpakorn University.

  • 1991

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      Noelene Lucas (ACT)

      Silpakorn University

      Supported by the Visual Arts Craft Board of the Australia Council for the Arts

    Installation artist Noelene Lucas spent three months at Silpakorn University.

  • 1989

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      Joan Grounds (VIC)

      Silpakorn University

      Supported by the Visual Arts Craft Board of the Australia Council for the Arts

    Installation artist and sculptor Joan Grounds undertook her residency at Silpakorn University.