- Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro (NSW)
Supported by Create NSW
The artistic practice of Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro brings together ideas of home, movement and destruction. Their work has been exhibited worldwide, including the inclusion of the installation Life Span as part of the Australian representation at the 53rd Venice Biennale. Based in Sapporo the duo created new work based on the flying machines of Lawrence Hargrave, examining how the successful quest for air travel has been transformed into the mundane realm of mass-transportation.
Supported by Arts Queensland
Elysha Rei Gould is a Japanese-Australian visual artist, curator and arts manager. Drawing on her heritage, Elysha's work has a Japanese aesthetic. Using symbolic animals, plants and pattern within new environments her practice aims to question notions of 'tradition' and attachment to 'place'. While based in Japan, Elysha created a series of Samurai inspired paper cut studies.
- Lilian O'Neil (VIC)
Supported by a Gift to the memory of Masa Hiraoka and Setsu Hiraoka and Yasuko Hiraoka Myer
Lilian O'Neil is a visual artist who works in large-scale, kaleidoscopic analogue collage. Her work is in the collection of the Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Artbank, and the National Gallery of Australia among others. Based in Tokyo, Lilian created a new series of large-scale collages and an artist book using material from the Tokyo National Archives and the Jimbocho second hand book market.
- Harriet Schwarzrock (ACT)
Supported by Arts ACT
Harriet Schwarzrock graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 1999 with Honours. Since then she has worked with many of Australia's best glassblowers, developing her skills and technique, finding inspiration for her own work. She is based in Canberra and in 2017 received a New Work Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts.
- Anna McMahon (NSW)
Asialink Arts through its Global Project Space initiative facilitated a visual arts exchange between Japan and Australia in partnership with BigCi, 3331 Arts Chiyoda and Move Arts Japan. Australian artist Anna McMahon spent six weeks in Japan as part of the project. Here, Anna created new works and participated in public programs.