Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Alice Yard - Week 2

Week 2 is done! oh gooooood time flyin’

Let me see, there was less touring around the countryside this last week. Still I did get up to the Bamboo Cathedral, which is gorgeous. Would be nice to go some time prepared to walk further.

A trip to Town. 

Do NOT touch the mannequins

The Colonel or Carol's?

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

The National Library

a real mixture of architecture
it was pretty impossible to get any photos without cars in them

Christopher Cozier returned from his residency so we did great studio visits. It was wonderful to hear his thoughts on my work and see his artwork in person. I am now a proud owner of one of his pieces. ok so it is about 2 x 5 cm - you gotta start somewhere!

I also went up to Granderson Lab to visit Alex Kelly and see his studio.

Back at Alice Yard, TOOF is here to install the new posters, changed every two weeks. These ones are by Richard Rawlins

See you on Sundays setting up for a screening of art documentaries

At "fifty-fifty" - an installation and conversation conceived by Marsha Pearce in collaboration with Medulla Art Gallery

Despite all the photos, the last few days I have been in front of the computer a lot. The date has been set for my artist talk and presentation so time to finish things up. There is nothing like necessity to force you to learn how to use editing software better. 

A residency is a strange beast. Trying to soak everything in, get out and about but also do work. And  producing work with the awareness that the full extent of my experience of my residency here at Alice Yard will only come out later. I am sure that ideas will come to me from this experience at a later date and that I will end up crossing paths with people I have met here in other countries.

At the same time, I am left with the lingering feeling that I need to come back here in the future to make more work. (are you reading this Chris, Nicholas and Sean? :-)