Current artists in residence

October - December 2018

Sunroom Studio  | Tristan Louth-Robins

Tristan Louth-Robins

Louth-Robins is an Adelaide artist working predominantly with sound art and sound recording. His practice is primarily concerned with the signification of sound sourced from within urban, natural and virtual spaces. Drawing from personal experiences associated with growing up on the Fleurieu Peninsula, Louth-Robins has generated the Fleurieu Sound Map; a diverse catalogue of aural observations of this region.

The Sauerbier house residency provides a platform to survey and express characteristics of the Onkaparinga region through workshops and an exhibition of new work incorporating field recording, sound installation and sculpture.

Image credit: Tristan Louth-Robins, Open Fissure (work in progress), 2018, sound, Bluetooth interface, loudspeakers, twigs, magnetic tape, wire, sand,dimensions variable.  Image courtesy artist.

Riverside Studio  |  Andrew Smith

AiR1 Andrew SmithSmith’s paintings are essentially about colour. Place is the central theme to his planned AiR work at Sauerbier House. In approaching the new landscape around Onkaparinga, sensory and perceptive responses will contrast with a biographical notion of place in relation to his home territory in Wales, defined as ‘scapes’. The Welsh heritage at Sauerbier House and explorations around Port Noarlunga link with research undertaken at Llanfairfechan, the slate quarry town in North Wales, providing new directions for his painting as he creates a visual impression of place; seen and recalled.

Smith says, “the work planned in the residency is over and above my usual practice. The subjective connections with Wales are to the fore of the enquiry here with the contexts of Llanfairfechan, slate and the history of Sauerbier House providing scope to develop my portfolio of drawings and expressive paintings with a high level of original location based exploratory practice”.

Smith’s residency at Sauerbier House is supported by Wales Arts International/Arts Council of Wales.

Image credit: Andrew Smith, AiR1, 2018, acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy artist.


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