Asialink Arts supported self-initiated residencies to Turkey in 2014 and 2015. Please click on the years below to view the residents’ profiles.
- Angela O'Donnell (NT)
IKSV Istanbul Theatre Festival
Supported by Arts NT
Previously the Performing Arts Touring Manager for Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring, Angela O'Donnell's background spans education, community cultural development, project management and multimedia. With experience working and living in remote Aboriginal communities and alongside diverse groups within Australia, Angela has a demonstrated commitment to cross-cultural understanding. Angela currently sits on a number of national performing arts committees and in 2014 she undertook a Churchill Fellowship focused on sustainability for isolated artists. She was recently appointed Senior Arts Broker at Supported by Arts NT. Angela will work with ISKV Istanbul Theatre Festival in producing Australian projects for the Year of Australia in Turkey Festival 2015.
- Phillip Adams (VIC)
The State Opera and Ballet
Supported by Creative Victoria
Acclaimed Artistic Director of BalletLab Phillip Adams is celebrated nationally and internationally for his contemporary dance performance. Phillip worked with Akbank Sanat, a leading contemporary art centre in Beyoglu. Phillip conducted workshops with four local Turkish dancers that resulted in a public showing as part of DFAT’s Australia in Turkey Festival.
- Caitlin Franzmann (QLD)
Supported by Arts Queensland
Caitlin Franzmann’s work is centred around observations of urban environments and the complexity of human experience. She creates architectural interventions and participatory installations to encourage slowness, curiosity and social interaction. Caitlin originally trained as an urban planner and in 2012 completed a BA Fine Arts at Queensland College of Art. She has exhibited at the Institute of Modern Art, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Ryan Renshaw Gallery and as part of OtherFilm Festival, 2012. She is currently the Co-Director of artist run initiative, LEVEL, in Brisbane. At Torna Gallery, an artist-led space in Kadikoy - the Asian side of Istanbul, Cailtin will conduct research, hold an exhibition, and contribute to Torna’s folio magazine.