Artist in Residence
THIS YEAR MARKS THE THIRTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COSSACK ART AWARDS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM SPONSORED BY OUR PRINCIPAL PARTNER, RIO TINTO.
The program is open to all Australians and supports relocation of a selected artist to the unique Cossack environment for a four-week period. During this time, they create a body of works from an on-site studio space and deliver expert workshops to the community as part of the public program.
This year, we are delighted to welcome Alice Boardman as our Artist in Residence.
ABOUT ALICE BOARDMAN
Alice is an artist living in Rubibi / Broome on Yawuru. She holds a Diploma of Arts from Swinburne University of Technology and an Advanced Diploma of Art Therapy.
She has worked with people to utilise art as an avenue for self-expression and improved wellbeing within education, community, youth justice and health service contexts.
Alice arts practice covers a variety of mediums from painting, drawing and photography, with her recent works focusing on experimental glass and found object works.
Alice uses glass as a remedy to the emotional and energetic pace of the usual creative process - the whole creative process slows down, takes time to unravel and changes the overall feeling of the finished work, reflecting the method and thought required working with glass. She repurposes pieces of found fragments, using them in a manner of repairing; the soothing of hard edges. She continues to use art as an expressive, meditative and explorative too.
Looking to expand her practice of using glass while continuing her painting and photography, Alice plans to research the alchemy of glass and fire.
The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program, facilitated by the City of Karratha with Principal Partner Rio Tinto, is a $15,000 program whereby an artist relocates to Cossack for a four-week period around the Cossack Art Award Exhibition.
Open to all Australian artists, the residency is intended as an opportunity for the selected artist to focus on their artistic practice in the unique environment that is the historical town of Cossack.
The program supports the appointed artist by providing charming accommodation and studio space, artist’s fee, travel, art supplies and living expenses during their residency.
Applications for the 2023 residency closed February 28, 2023 with Alice Boardman announced as 2023 Artist in Residence, read about her here.
More information about the Artist in Residence program can be found in the Artist in Residence Application Pack.