M16 is please to announce that Narrabundah Family Medical Practice is supporting two six month residencies in our Studio 22 for 2019. This studio has long been dedicated as a space to help establish emerging artists, curators and arts writers.
Narrabundah Family Medical Practice will provide two emerging artists with the opportunity to develop their artistic practices in a supportive and professional environment.
The residencies are awarded to two graduates from the ANU, as part of the ANU Emerging Artists Support Scheme and in 2018, Romany Fairall and Dean Cross are the awardees.
In 2016, the estate of the late Pete Smith generously donated $2600 to fund M16’s Emerging Artist Residency Program. The recipients were Clare Solomon, a mixed media artist; and Mei Wilkinson, who specializes in painting and mixed media.
If you are interested in supporting the studio program or the exhibition program at M16 Artspace please contact the Director, Jas Hugonnet on (02) 6295 9438 and/or email: email@example.com
Here’s what Romany Fairall had to say about her residency with us in 2018………Being awarded a residency at Studio 22 was exactly what I needed as a freshly graduated emerging artist.
Having a work space kept me grounded whilst navigating the post-art school world, and allowed me to continue the creative momentum I gained during my Honours year.
24 hour access to the studio meant I could paint around my casual jobs, or whenever I was itching to make something. A studio made preparing for exhibitions much smoother, and introduced me to new artists and creative opportunities.
Studio 22 truly helped me find my footing in the art world, and I am infinitely grateful for the support and extended opportunities it has afforded me.
image: Studio view of studio 22- artist- Mei Wilkinson- July 2017.