The WARDLOW Art Residence 2006
WARDLOW Art Residence embodies an orientation to the studio and production side of art as opposed to the commercial apparatus of art, not withstanding the later. Established as an artist's gallery, WARDLOW is a place where art goes on and is not just shown and sold.
Adding value to the gallery convention, WARDLOW is a place where artists can temporarily live and be a part of an energetic art residence that is conducive to the development of ideas, progressive works, and the occasional hearty household dinner. Australian and international artists are sponsored to live in Wardlow's Fitzroy warehouse and utilise their own studio and gallery over a three month expose.
WARDLOW IS UNDERGOING
CHANGES AND EVOLUTIONS
(AKA THE DIRECTOR IS
OTHERWISE ENGAGED FOR A
WHILE). APPLICATIONS ARE
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FUTURE FOR FUTURE
DANAE VALENZA WAS
WARDLOW'S CURATOR IN
RESIDENCE. HER SHOW
'UNCHAINED MELODIES' WAS
RUNNING FROM 17-22ND OCT
2011. EMAIL FOR VIEWINGS.
APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN.
WARDLOW HAS NO DEADLINES,
NO SET DATES; ARTISTS CAN
APPLY ANY TIME FOR ANY
TIME.(More information on Wardlow philosophy and program details on the APPLY page.
PAST ARTISTS IN
RESIDENCE FEB-MAY 2010:
Wardlow was very pleased to host photographer duo Nico Krebs and Taiyo Onorato from Zurich/Berlin. Having exhibited over the world including a solo show at MoMA's PS1, their first Australian show was held at Wardlow at the end of May 2010 (after spending 3 months in residence). Click here for their CV, below is a sneak peak of their past works. Any enquires, studio visits, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nico Krebs &
May - July '09:
Nathan Hawkes has been in residence and will have an open studio evening before he goes and becomes a father.
Nathan Hawkes with his Whitely Award/scholarship piece.
December - March 09
Wardlow was proud to present international artist in residence, Stephan Balleux. One of Berlin's most exciting emerging artists, Balleux had his first Australian show "They Shoot Horses Don't They" from March 5. Wood St, Fiztroy. Contact email@example.com
"They shoot horses don't they" further preview:
"Midsummer Marriage2": 430cm x 150cm . Pastel on paper
"Mother": 150cm x 110cm. Pastel on paper
"Paintingpainting26": 200cm x 150cm. Oil on canvas
"Sigmund": 52cm x 56cm. Oil on canvas
Wardlow's director Ted Spencer is pleased to announce the introduction of Berlin based artist and Belgium's rising star, Stephan Balleux to our shores for a 3 month live-in residency and solo exhibition.
Some of Stephan Balleux's past works:
"The Guardian" 225 x 220cm, oil
"Persona 1", 31 x 23cm, pastel
"Paintingpainting 16" 180 x 480cm, oil
"Paintingpainting 2" 200 x 150cm, oil
*Wardlow would like to warmly welcome Archibald short listed artist, Sam Leach to the advisory board.
*GRAHAM DAY GUERRA's sold out solo show at WARDLOW was a great success. Graham has been invited back to Melbourne to have a solo show at Nellie Castan gallery in '09.
Graham Day Guerra (New York):
Go to artists page to see his show...
Charcoal/Graphite works on paper:
To hear an excerpt with me and Bruce Berryman from Triple R Radio's art program 'Sitelines' talking about the philosophy of Wardlow, click here.
Feb - May'08: WARDLOW saw local artists Ash Keating and Scott McPherson, and missed Canadian Derek Mehaffey (AKA: Troy Lovegates) for a 3 month live-in residency from March 1st.
Unfortunately for Wardlow, Melbourne, Australia (and Troy), one Troy Lovegates' trip down under is on hold...the poor fella has a rather large dose of flight fear and subsequently missed two flights. Watch this space. If anyone works on a cargo ship please let us know.
Scott's McPherson's works:
29th Feb 2008, The Age newspaper front page: (a slow news day :- the controversy of Sam painting himself as the Fuhrer). But it's a scoop...Sam Leach's short listed Archibald prize self portrait was first exhibited at Wardlow on the 29th June '07. Congrats Sam. Very talented ...and (subjectively) a very good man.
Feb '08: The second group had their final show...with an opening night and rapturous closing party. It all helps but is no means the primary objective, but each of the artists sold their residential works. Yay.
Oct '07: The second group's 3 artists (Sylvia Jeffriess (Melbourne), Tess McNamara (Melbourne), and Masato Nagai (Japan) had their first Wardlow open studio on friday Oct 5. See 'Pictures' tab for pictures and Artists Tab for reference material.
Their final group show will be held in the end of Jan'08 (or maybe mid Feb depending if they get their act together! hehe).
July '07: Final show from last residency was on the 29th June 2007 - at the Wardlow Studio, Gallery and Bar...
:Katie has come to the end of her residency at Wardlow and she has been bloody fantastic. Her 6 month's work and final show is posted in the Artists section...it is a truly wonderful body of works. Well done Katie!
For Katie's final show, Wardlow was also pleased to announce a collaboration with Sam Leach and Hugh Davies. Here is some of Sam's most recent works:
Example of Katie's final show: Go to "Artists" tab to see full show.
Final Show sample painting from Sam Leach: ... (a tongue in cheek self portrait)
Here Sam placed these two miniature paintings in the magnifying glass set-up in the middle:
1st show sample drawing from Jackson: ...