Creative Exchanges: 2013

  • Australia
    Australia_13_Archana Hande

    Archana Hande (India) IASKA

    Supported by The Australia-India Council, The Australia Council For The Arts and IASKA

    Bangalore based artist Archana Hande has exhibited extensively in India and Internationally, including To Let the World In: Narrative and Beyond in Contemporary Indian Art curated by Dr. Chaitanya Sambrani from ANU. In 2011 Archana’s work was curated into Shadow Lines, the 2011 Yogyakarta Biennale, and in 2004 The Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. She has conducted international residencies in Switzerland, Mumbai and the UK. The artist has extensive experience in community projects, and through the Spaced Reciprocal Residency she plans to research oral story-telling and colonial history in the context of an Indigenous /regional community in WA.


    Do Kyoung Kim (Korea) Artspace

    Supported by The Australia-Korea Foundation & The Department of Culture and the Arts, WA

    Based in Seoul, South Korea, DoKyoung Kim has been studying sculpture and fine art since 1998.She has a BFA from Chonnam National University and MFAs from both Seoul National University and the Slade School of Fine Art, London. In 2006 DoKyoung debuted her first solo exhibition, “I’m Working” at the Duru art space of Seoul.  In 2011 and 2012 she was honoured by the Korean Government (Arts Council Korea) as an up and coming artist. Through her current body of work, DoKyoung continues to demonstrate to her audience that the exterior appearance of everyday objects can be visualized differently based on the perspective of which they are viewed.

    Australia_13_Ishu Han

    Ishu Han (Japan) Victorian College of the Arts

    Supported by Arts Victoria & The Australia-Japan Foundation

    Born in Shanghai, China, Ishu Han now lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.  A visual artist, Han creates video works that use his own body and migration history to explore the notion of ‘identity’ in contemporary art. At the Victorian Collage of the Arts in Melbourne, Han will explore Australia’s immigration history, focusing on Chinese immigration following the discovery of gold in Victoria in the 1850s. Through this research the artist will explore how people of different nationalities, races, ethnicities and cultures have coexisted in Australia, and in particular how independent identities have been retained.

    Australia_13_Pei Ju Lien

    Peiju Lien (Taiwan) Fremantle Arts Centre

    Supported by The Australia-China Council & The Department of Culture and the Arts, WA

    Based in Taipei, Peiju Lien is a contemporary instrumental Chinese pipa musician. A composer, producer and performer, she has worked across many genres including traditional Chinese music, Chinese opera, world and pop music. During her residency at Fremantle Arts Centre, Peiju will not only perform and share her knowledge of classical pipa music, but will also develop new pieces through collaborations with local musicians. These new works will exist as a dialogue in cultural exchange.

  • Cambodia
    Cambodia_13_Pip Kelly

    Pip Kelly (QLD) Java Arts

    Supported by Arts Queensland

    Pip Kelly is a creative producer and documentary film-maker living in Brisbane. She has worked on Australian documentary series and features including The Bipolar Bears (SBS); Jailbirds (ABC); Miss South Sudan Australia (ABC); travel programs for Lonely Planet TV; and her own short films - all of which focus on people and culture. Pip has produced community projects in Melbourne and Brisbane for youth and multicultural arts organisations and The State Library Queensland. Most recently Pip has directed and produced community co-created projects and screen content for the Queensland Museum. During her residency with JavaArts in Phnom Penh, Pip will collaborate with Cambodian artists and communities to facilitate local storytelling for the Our City Festival.

  • China
    China_13_Alan Carter

    Alan Carter (WA) Shanghai Writers’ Association

    Supported by The Department of Culture and the Arts, WA

    Alan Carter’s debut crime novel Prime Cut won the prestigious Ned Kelly Crimewriting Award in 2011 for Best First Fiction and was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger award in 2010.  Alan is also an established director of TV documentaries including the groundbreaking SBS series Winds of Change, developed in partnership with film-makers from a number of Asian countries.  During his residency at the Shanghai Writers’ Association, Alan will research and draft his third crime fiction novel set partly in and around Shanghai. Alan will engage with local writers and readers to further develop his craft.

    China_13_Leanne Hall

    Leanne Hall (VIC) Peking University

    Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation

    Leanne Hall is the author of two novels for young adults, the Text Prize-winning This Is Shyness and its sequel Queen of the Night. Leanne has had shorter work published in Meanjin, The Age, Best Australian Stories, Sleepers Almanac, Kill Your Darlings, and the anthology Growing Up Asian In Australia. Leanne will use her residency at Peking University to research and begin a young adult fantasy novel focusing on real and virtual migrations and connections between China and the Chinese diaspora in the West.

    China_13_Tim Darbyshire

    Tim Darbyshire (VIC) Rhizome, Lijing Art Centre Supported by Arts Victoria

    Tim is a choreographer and performer. He creates sculptural and perceptually challenging experiences by working within collaborative frameworks specific to each project. His projects examine tension between humorous and melancholic states and evoke surreal and fragile grey areas. His current performance works include More or Less Concrete and Stampede the Stampede.  In China, at Rhizome Lijiang Art Center, he will research sensational extremes through phenomenon such as pain, spiritual connectivity, physical endurance and environmental turbulence. He will meet Chinese performance artists, train in traditional Kung fu forms, research turbulent events and develop new choreography.

  • Hong Kong
    Hong Kong_13__Peter Alwast

    Peter Alwast (NSW) Videotage

    Supported by Arts NSW & by The Australia-China Council

    Peter Alwast completed his undergraduate studies at QUT in Brisbane and in 2001 received a Master of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in New York. Since that time he has exhibited in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. Peter's practice employs a range of media including video, computer graphics, painting and drawing.  His video works and drawings fold together different layers of representation, interchanging between real and virtual constructions of space. During his residency Peter will be researching and creating a series of new video works responding directly to the high density urban environment of Hong Kong.

  • India
    India_13_Chris Gallagher

    Chris Gallagher (TAS) Teamwork

    Supported by Arts Tasmania & The Australia-India Council

    Currently the Director of the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre and the Tasmanian Writers’ Festival, Chris brings 30 years experience in arts management and documentary and drama film-making to her Asialink residency. Chris will work in India, joining Teamwork, a highly versatile company with roots in the performing arts, social action, and the corporate world. Teamwork manages a range of high profile international cultural festivals and Chris’s background in arts and program management will equip her as she joins them in presenting the 2014 Jaipur Literary Festival.

    India_2013_Julieanne Campbell

    Julieanne Campbell (NSW) Teamwork

    Supported by Arts NSW & The Australia-India Council

    Julieanne Campbell is an arts manager who has worked in Australia, the UK, US and Asia. Her career began as a journalist in Indonesia in the early 90s, but she soon specialised in communications and business strategy in the arts. Julieanne has worked on 3 Venice Biennales, the inaugural Media_City_Seoul, and was General Manager of Performance Space, Sydney for 10 years. In 2012 she joined Parramasala, an international contemporary arts festival that celebrates the global impact of South Asian arts and cultures. At Teamwork, New Delhi Julieanne aims to develop a network of independent producers in South Asia to present work and facilitate artistic exchange.

    India_13_Kyle Page and Amber Haines

    Kyle Page & Amber Haines (SA) Kriti Gallery

    Supported by Arts SA

    In 2005 Kyle began working with Gavin Webber at Dancenorth where he performed in Gravity Feed, Night Cafe, Remember Me and Underground. He has worked with the Japanese company Batik, and in 2007 performed Meryl Tankard's Kaidan. Amber Haines graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2006. She began her professional career with Chunky Move, and has toured Gideon Obarzanek's GLOW and Mortal Engine throughout Australia, Europe, UK, South and Central America. In 2009 Kyle and Amber joined Australian Dance Theatre, performing in G, Be Your Self, Worldhood and Proximity. At Kriti Gallery in India, Kyle and Amber will develop a dance work, informed by the work of renowned Indian Neuroscientist, V.S Ramachandran.

    India_13_Michael Bullock

    Michael Bullock (VIC) 1.Shanthiroad

    Supported by The Australia-India Council, The Australia Council For The Arts and IASKA

    Michael Bullock is a Melbourne artist working mostly in sculpture and painting. He has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions, symposiums and workshops in Australia and Asia. The IASKA Spaced Reciprocal Residency at 1.Shanthiroad, Bangalore will continue his current artistic research on the material and trade of sandalwood, of both Australian and Indian varieties. These woods are highly valued for their perfume and used for the manufacture of incense in Hindu and Buddhist ceremony. Bangalore and its surrounding cities are at the centre of the Indian Sandalwood industry. He intends to explore this industry as a creative entry to India, exploring both the fragile ecology of the tree and its associated artisanal industries in a global market place.

    India_13_Paul Brown

    Paul Brown (NSW) Katyayani Theatre Group

    Supported by Arts NSW & The Australia Council For The Arts

    Paul writes plays and film scripts about scientific and environmental issues, often working in community contexts. He was co-founder of Sydney’s Urban Theatre Projects, and co-author of Aftershocks, award-winning verbatim theatre about the Newcastle earthquake. Paul also teaches and publishes in environmental studies. He has developed collaborative projects in India and Thailand on waterways affected by climate change, conservation and human settlement, and the problems of cities and rapid modernization. In collaboration with Katyayani (director Sohaila Kapur), Paul will focus these themes through documentary drama about New Delhi.

  • Indonesia
    Indonesia_13_Kieren Sanderson

    Kieren Sanderson (NT) Cemeti Art House

    Supported by Arts NT & The Australia-Indonesia Institute

    Kieren Sanderson is a creative producer of projects, people and ideas and has worked as an artistic director, media artist, writer, visual artist, arts worker, curator and photographer. Kieren is inspired by site, public space, language, identity and new ways to view, access, create and share contemporary arts. In 2012 Kieren worked on the delivery of Oz Fest, Australia’s Cultural Festival in India to gain international experience delivering large-scale cross-cultural programs. Kieren wants to investigate the transcontinental pilgrimages of the Asia Pacific through stories, ideas and songs and how this has shaped our contemporary identities and relations. During her time with Cemeti Art House, Kieren will explore open-community methodology and develop a collaboration that builds dialogue across cultures and communities.

    Indonesia_13_Tony Yap

    Tony Yap (VIC) Arts Island Festival and Javanese Dancework

    Supported by The Australia-Indonesia Institute & Arts Victoria

    Tony's background is in the visual arts, physical theatre and dance. He is committed to the creation of an individual dance theatre language informed by three interconnecting forms: psycho-physical; Asian shamanistic trance; and butoh. Tony will return to Indonesia to deepen his understanding of these traditional forms. He will undertake masterclasses with R.Ay Sri Kadarjati Ywandjana to incorporate philosophical ideas into his own dance practice. He will facilitate workshops to investigate the bridging of existing traditional/contemporary dichotomies; and psycho-physical ‘raw’ trance practices in East Java.

  • Japan
    Japan_13_Bennett Miller

    Bennett Miller (WA) 3331 Arts Chiyoda

    Supported by The Department of Culture and the Arts, WA

    Bennett Miller works across sculpture, installation, video and performance. His practice reflects the relationship between humans and animals as an allegory of human society and culture. A continuing interest of his work is the incorporation of live animals into his artistic process and, in some cases, the finished work. Since 2010 Miller has presented Dachshund UN in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth (AUS), and Birmingham (UK). In 2013 this work will travel to Canada. During his residency, Miller will explore Japan’s unique cultural relationships with animals and in particular the humanisation of pets. He will work with pets as photographic subjects, and as participants in a live performance outside 3331 Arts Chiyoda.

    Japan_13_Jackson Slattery

    Jackson Slattery (VIC) Fukutake House Asia Art Platform, Setouchi Triennale 2013

    Supported by the Australia-Japan Foundation, Australian Embassy, Tokyo & the Fukutake Foundation, Japan

    Jackson Slattery lives and works between Montreal, Canada and Melbourne, Australia. He is represented by Sutton Gallery. In 2004 Slattery completed BA Fine Art from RMIT University, majoring in Drawing. The artist has established a reputation for his meticulous watercolour works in 2D and 3D form. In 2010 Slattery’s work was featured in Primavera at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Between 2008 - 09 he was a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne. Slattery participated in the 2012 Lenikus Artist in Residence Programme in Vienna, and has just commenced a six-month residency at ISCP in New York.

    Japan_13_Jess Johnson

    Jess Johnson (VIC) Tokyo Wonder Site

    Supported by Arts Victoria & The Australia-Japan Foundation

    Jess Johnson was born in New Zealand and currently lives in Melbourne. Jess’ drawing and installation practice is inspired by the speculative themes of science fiction, mythological cosmology and comic books. Her artwork has been exhibited at public art institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art , Sydney; The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne; Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne; Artspace, New Zealand and Tate Modern, United Kingdom. While in Japan, Jess will explore manga techniques and work with local artist groups to create new hybrid channels in her work.

    Japan_13_Rebecca Giggs

    Rebecca Giggs (NSW) The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

    Supported by the Australian-Japan Foundation & Arts NSW

    Rebecca Giggs is an essayist and story writer, whose first nonfiction book is forthcoming through Scribe Publications. Her work has appeared in literary and cultural journals, and in anthologies, both in Australia and overseas. She currently lectures in eco-criticism at New York University, Sydney, and previously sat on the Board of Fremantle Press in Western Australia. Rebecca’s residency project focuses on comparative environmentalism and animals—subjects she will explore in dialogue with her host organisation, the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment in Japan.

  • Malaysia
    Malaysia_2013_Caitlin M and Gabriel C

    Caitlin Mackenzie & Gabriel Comerford (QLD) Rimbun Dahan

    Supported by Supported by Arts Queensland & The Australia-Malaysia Institute

    Caitlin is a dance practitioner, working in performance, installation and choreography and is the co-founder of MakeShift Dance Collective. She has choreographed for QL2 Dance and Queensland University of Technology.  Gabriel is an independent dance performer, choreographer and teacher. He has worked with a range of companies and artists including Dancenorth (Townsville), Compagnie M.A.D.O (New Caledonia), Tami Dance (Brisbane-Tel Aviv), and Lisa Wilson (Brisbane). Gabriel is a founding member of Brisbane’s MakeShift Dance Collective. As a Malaysian-Australian, Gabriel will begin exploring his Malaysian heritage through the residency at Rimbun Dahan. With his partner Caitlin MacKenzie, they will explore Malaysian culture and the concept of identity collision. In collaboration with a local artist, they will create an interdisciplinary performance.

    Malaysia_13_Julie Ryder

    Julie Ryder (ACT) Rimbun Dahan

    Supported Arts ACT

    Julie Ryder is a textile designer and artist who has gained international recognition for her work. Originally specialising in science, Julie re-trained as a textile designer in 1989, and completed a MA of Arts (Visual Arts) degree at ANU in 2004. She has a strong interest in natural dyeing, hand-printing and sustainable practices. She has taught in tertiary institutions and community organisations for over 20 years, and exhibits her work regularly both nationally and overseas. At Rimbun Dahan Julie will research and work with Malaysian plants alongside traditional textile and fibre techniques to build up an artistic profile of her time in Malaysia.

  • Singapore
    Singapore_13_Dave Brown

    Dave Brown (SA) Esplanade: Theatres on the Bay

    Supported by Arts SA

    Dave has been Artistic Director of Patch Theatre Company for 17 years, specialising in creating distinctive professional theatre for 4-8 year old children that tours nationally and internationally.  Dave’s Asialink residency will take him to Singapore, where he will be hosted by the Esplanade for 6 weeks to develop relationships and an understanding of culture and the arts in preparation for a collaborative children’s theatre project that he hopes will be presented in Asia and Australia in 2015.  He looks forward to learning about the lives of families and children and their engagement with theatre and the arts in Singapore.

    Singapore_13_Talei Howell-Price

    Talei Howell-Price (WA) Wild Rice

    Supported by The Department of Culture and the Arts, WA

    Talei Howell-Price works in arts marketing and management and is herself an independent producer and actor.  Currently she is Director of Stages WA, a playwrights’ support organisation.  She has worked at the Department of Culture and the Arts, WA; State Theatre of WA; Strut dance; Screenwest; Film and Television Institute; Perth International Arts Festival; and Barking Gecko Theatre. Her residency with Wild Rice Theatre will enable her to deepen her understanding of the theatre sector in Singapore, and allow her to instigate and establish artistic connections and cross-fertilisation between Australian and Singaporean independent theatre artists, theatre companies, and presenting partners with the aim of creating works to tour Australasia.

    Singapore_13_Vikki Woods

    Vikki Woods (VIC) Arts House Singapore

    Supported by Arts Victoria

    Vikki Woods is the Events Coordinator at The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne. Vikki has an extensive background in the arts, having worked in music management, both in Australia and the UK, and having overseen the musical careers of a range of artists including Dan Kelly and Blur. She has worked for many years in event management, running high profile programs and events. During her residency at The Arts House in Singapore, Vikki will share her knowledge and skills by taking on an artist liaison and logistics role for the 2013 Singapore Writers Festival, and a project management role for 10 year anniversary celebrations of The Arts House, planned for 2014. In exchange, Vikki will gain valuable experience from the international arts community.

  • South Korea
    Korea_13_Jeremy Neideck

    Jeremy Neideck (QLD) The National Theatre of Korea

    Supported by Arts Queensland

    Jeremy Neideck is a performance maker with a strong focus on transcultural practices and converging extreme physicality with extended vocal techniques in installed environments. Jeremy has completed residencies in Korea with MODAFE, The National Art Studio, and Seoul Art Space_Mullae. His work ‘지하 Underground’ was most recently produced by Motherboard Productions for the 2012 Brisbane Festival. His latest work ‘Deluge’ combines butoh with pansori (traditional Korean opera), and live music in a contemporary Australian context. At the NTOK Jeremy will train in pansori with lead performer Oh Min Ah, and observe the National Changgeuk Company in rehearsal for ‘Seopyeonjae’.

    Pilar Meta Dupont (WA) The National Art Studio

    Supported by The Australia-Korea Foundation & The Department of Culture and the Arts, WA

    Pilar Mata Dupont is a multidisciplinary artist working mainly in photography and film. She has exhibited collaborative and solo work at galleries including the Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; the 17th Biennale of Sydney, and in festivals such as Art Basel, Miami; and the CineB Film Festival, Chile. In 2010 she won the Basil Sellers Art Prize with Tarryn Gill for their film Gymnasium. Her work engages with, or subverts, tropes used in storytelling through the re-imagination of collected memories/histories and mythologies, and investigates the genre of magic realism as a device to explore the effects of colonialism, nationalism, and militarised societies. At the National Art Studio Pilar will explore collaborative opportunities with local artists.

  • Taiwan
    Taiwan_13_Cath Brophy

    Cath Brophy (NSW) AIR Taipei Culture Foundation

    Supported by The Australia-China Council

    Cath Brophy’s drawing installations explore the experience of constructed space evoked by our everyday interaction with architecture - referencing its scale and formal elements, while creating a complex, disrupted illusion of space. Brisbane-born, Cath studied in London and Sydney and has exhibited in solo and group shows in both England and Australia. During her residency at Taipei Artists Village, Cath intends to delve into the complex history of Taiwan, encapsulated in both the traditional Chinese and colonial influences on the architecture of the island. She plans to create a body of work based on the structural components of this blend of building styles and the unique overlay of ornamental elements, indicative of the diverse influences on Taiwanese culture.