Current artists in residence

January - March 2019

Riverside Studio | Gail Hocking 

Gail Hocking - Precarious ResilienceNegotiating a Transient State – because we are flesh and blood

New Zealand born, Aldinga based Gail Hocking is a visual artist. Hocking’s practice intersects with the medium of sculpture, installation, site specific works and new media. Currently her investigative focus attempts to visually translate the interconnections between body, materiality and ‘non-human others’, (environments, objects, machines and animals), to evoke a sense of vulnerability and transience that might speak of shared human and non-human entanglements. During this residency Hocking will investigate the Onkaparinga River or Ngangkiparingga (‘Women’s River’) as a site for research through the conceptual interconnection and inherent relationship between human bodies and bodies of water.

Image Credit:  Precarious Resilience, 2018, porcelain slip, blended wax, cotton fibres, imprinted artist skin, shell, hair net, 25cm x 11 cm. Image Grant Hancock

Sunroom Studio |   Rachel Anne Buch 

Rachel Buck - Nestle Among OnkaparingaDuring her time in Onkaparinga, Buch will be building nests inspired by the culture, history and landscape around the Onkaparinga region. Each nest will have individual colour schemes, stories, textures and objects woven through it. The nests circle around 4 distinct themes: the Onkaparinga River and national parklands, the local oceans and reefs, the wool mill history, modern life. To build these nests, Buch will both be holding numerous open-studio workshops and conducting performances in public to exchange skills and ideas to help create a series of rich and diverse artworks.

Image credit : Where I go at Night performance 2, 2018,  2 hour performance. Photography Ben Westheimer

 

For more information contact Jaynie Langford on 8186 1393 or jaylan@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au

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