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July 3, 2019

SIX ARTISTS WITH DISABILITY SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS BUNDANON RESIDENCY

Six NSW artists working across a range of mediums have been selected to take part in the 2019 Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program which is designed to provide professional development for artists with disability.

The six artists – Michele Freeman, Angie Goto, Sarah Houbolt, Guy Morgan, Sri Thulin and Lucas Wright – were selected from 25 applications and will each undertake a two-week residency at the renowned Bundanon estate from 26 August to 9 September.

The Bundanon Trust is a rural property near Nowra in NSW that was gifted to the Australian people by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd which now supports arts practice and engagement with the arts through residency, education, exhibition and performance programs. Accessible Arts is NSW’s peak disability and arts organisation.

Accessible Arts CEO Kerry Comerford: “The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is the largest of its kind in Australia, making it highly sought after by artists nationally.”

“The partnership that Accessible Arts has with Bundanon to provide residency experiences for artists with disability is an extremely valuable opportunity for the artists involved and we congratulate all six artists on their selection.”

“We look forward to working with the artists to maximise the value of their residency, help them develop their practice and further establish themselves in Australia’s arts sector.”

Details of the artists and the focus of their residency is below:

Michele Freeman: Michele is a Sydney-based writer, producer and teacher who grew up in Western Sydney. Her work has been published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life, Meanjin, Overland and on FBi Radio. Michele’s residency will focus on editing and revising her first novel which explores the tensions within a working-class family from Sydney’s west.

Angie Goto: Angie is a Deaf visual artist based in Sydney whose vivid paintings reflect her interpretation of the images and stories she experiences in silence. Angie also works as an Art Educator at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Angie’s residency will focus on researching how to represent sound in a visual context.

Sarah Houbolt: Sarah is a Sydney-based circus and physical theatre performer, specialising in aerials, acrobatics, hula hoop and sideshow. She has toured extensively both locally and internationally as a solo performer as well as with companies including Cirque du Soleil, and has received numerous awards for work. Sarah’s residency will focus on researching and developing the script for a new show exploring blindness, technology and digital apartheid.

Guy Morgan: Guy is a Sydney-based visual artist with visual impairment who has an interest in portraiture. His work has featured in many national and municipal exhibitions including the Archibald Prize, Moran Prize, Black Swan Portrait Prize. Guy’s residency will focus on creating drawings and painted studies for a major new series of oil on canvas works which will explore identity, disability and achievement.

Sri Thulin: Sri is an Indigenous visual artist from Western Sydney who works across a range of mediums. She works out of the Little Orange supportive studio in Campbelltown and uses texture and bright colours to explore themes of hope and possibility. Sri’s residency will focus on creating a series of paintings which will explore her family connections and cultural heritage from the Shoalhaven region.

Lucas Wright: Lucas is a visual artist with Down Syndrome from Lismore who paints, draws and creates ceramic artworks. He works out of the REDinc. Supported Art Studio and has an interest in architectural plans, photographs of old buildings and the natural landscape. Lucas’ residency will focus on creating new works which explore his experience of the built environment of Lismore as well as the buildings and surrounds of the Bundanon Trust.

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