The AiR program is a partnership between Arts Tasmania and the Australia Council for the Arts. Now in its the sixth year the AiR program has built a national reputation as a strong residency model that offers both professional development for artists as well as contributing to authentic arts learning for students and staff in schools.
Arts Tasmania is hosting a free public discussion with the Hobart based artists and teachers as they share their experiences of this year’s AiR program. Hobart artists will be joined by arts teachers from Hobart College, Claremont College, Rosny College, Guilford Young College and St Michael’s Collegiate School.
This facilitated conversation will offer wonderful insights into the expectations, surprises and experiences to date from both the artists’ and schools’ perspectives.
The presenting artists are:
- Visual artist Andre Hemer. Andre has created a new series of paintings combining digital technologies and conventional painting mediums at Rosny College.
- Musician, composer, Dean Stevenson. Dean is exploring and developing new compositions at St Michael’s Collegiate School.
- Visual artist Julie Gough. Julie has explored making mixed/multi-media works using video, drawing and assemblage at Guilford Young College.
- Visual artist, Mish Meijers. Mish has undertaken a time of studio experimentation and production at Claremont College.
- Visual artist, Peter Waller. Pete has developed and buillt an experimental environment for the school community to respond at Hobart College.