Hannah Gartside

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Hannah Gartside

Hannah Gartside is a visual artist and costume designer. In her practice she transforms fabric and everyday textiles using craft processes of wet-felting, garment pattern-making, and patchwork quilting. Her recent work focusses on materialising experiences of joyful erotic curiosity and tender care, through sculpture, photography and installation. 
 
Hannah lives in Melbourne, Australia where she received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture and Spatial Practice from Victorian College of Art, University of Melbourne. She also holds a BFA with Honours in Fashion Design from Queensland University of Technology. Hannah is a recipient of the Lou & Mary Senini Student Art Award from McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park (2016) and a National Gallery of Australia Women’s Association Award (2016).

Hannah has exhibited at Craft Victoria, Metro Arts Gallery (QLD), Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (WA), QUT Art Museum (QLD), Artisan Gallery (QLD),  Margaret Lawrence Gallery (VIC), George Paton Gallery (VIC), McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park (VIC), Yarra Sculpture Gallery (VIC) and Wangaratta Art Gallery (VIC). 


She has been interviewed for Craft Victoria’s Craft TV, The Fashion Archives, and Vice Creators Series, and featured in Peppermint Magazine. 
 
During her residency Hannah plans on making semi-inhabitable sculptures from recycled clothing, to be installed onto the infrastructure of the boat. One point of departure for Hannah’s VAR project is the visual language of signal flags which are used to communicate between ships at sea. 
 

Hannah’s residency is supported by a Moreland City Council Individual Development Grant.


www.hannahgartside.com
 

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Mildred K Barya

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Mildred K Barya

Mildred K Barya is a writer from Uganda currently teaching creative writing and literature at the University of North Carolina in Asheville.

 

Her publications include three poetry collections: Give Me Room to Move My Feet, 2009, The Price of Memory after the Tsunami, 2006, and Men Love Chocolates But They Don't Say, 2002. She has also published poems in journals and anthologies such as Prairie Schooner, Poetry Quarterly and Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings, Vol 14, 2014. Besides poetry, her short stories include: Bless the Broken Path in Northeast Review, 2014, Black Stone in Per Contra, USA, 2012, Scars of Earth in “The African Love Stories” Anthology, by Ayebia Clarke, UK, 2006, Effigy Child by Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) UK, 2004, republished in “Gifts of Harvest” FEMRITE, 2006, Land of my Bones published in “Dreams, Miracles & Jazz” anthology, Picador, Africa, 2008 and Raindrops published in “Words From A Granary” FEMRITE anthology, 2001.

Mildred has a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Denver - Colorado, MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University - New York and B.A in Literature from Makerere University, Uganda. She blogs at: http://mildredbarya.com/ and is an active board member of African Writers Trust (AWT).

During her residency, Mildred will work on a hybrid project that combines poetry, nonfiction and travel narratives to explore the connections between leaving and living, migratory/diasporic themes such as alienation, estrangement, dislocation, loss, absence, nostalgia, while meditating on what it means to be at home in space and time, language, culture and the world at large.

 

 

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Ann B. Coddington

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Ann B. Coddington

Ann Coddington is a Professor at Eastern Illinois University Art Department teaching in Foundations and Graduate Studies. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois Sculpture Department in 1993, and her BFA from the Colorado State University Fibers Department in 1986.

Ann utilizes a variety of fiber techniques including twining and netting in her sculptural forms. She has exhibited her work at venues including: Craft Alliance Gallery in St. Louis, the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago, and the Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati. Over the past several years, Ann taught workshops at the Penland School of Crafts, the National Basketry Organization conference, the San Diego Basketry Guild, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and at the University of Northern Texas. Coddington received an individual artist project grant from the Illinois Arts Council in 2012. She also received an individual grant in 2000, and a finalist grant in 2004 and 2008.

She says of her work, “We live is a world of increasingly complex technologies that paradoxically, in their effort to connect us, instead separate and isolate us, removing us from authentic experience. As the world becomes more complex, I am driven to simplify. I tie two pieces of string together, bend some sticks, form plaster in my hands. I love the feel and smell of the materials. The slow building of one stitch upon stitch exists within an ancient time frame, virtually never experienced in the contemporary technological world.”

 Recent and upcoming exhibitions:

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  • All Things Considered IX. Juried exhibition, juror Lloyd Herman founding director of the Renwick Gallery in D.C. American Art Company Gallery, Tacoma, WA, Summer 2017.
  • Teapots: 11th Invitational. Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA, Spring 2017
  • Cedar Creek National Teapot Show 10. Invitational exhibition. Creedmoor, NC, Spring 2017. 
  • Residual Impact Jacoby Art Center. Alton, IL, October 11 to January 6, 2017. 
  • Rooted Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America. Invitational three-year, traveling exhibition to Missouri, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Washington, New York, Massachusetts and Florida. Catalogue and essays. Jo Stealey and Kristin Schwain curators, 2017 - 2020.

Website: http://ux1.eiu.edu/~abcoddington/portfolio/

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