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Seala Lokollo-Evans


Seala Lokollo-Evans


Seala Lokollo-Evans lives and works in Melbourne. 

Seala exhibited in a number of group shows in 2016, 2017 and 2018 including: Place To Be, at The Brunswick Sculpture Centre; Of everything that disappears there remain traces, at The Honeymoon Suite; Window Shopper, at Campbell Arcade; and Fresh!, at Craft Victoria. Seala and her work have also been featured in Vogue Australia, Russh Magazine, Elle Australia, Vampir Magazine and Monk House Design News.

Seala’s recent works have focused on uncovering the space between the points of her Maluku Islands and Australian identities. Her most recent work, An Offering To My Other Side, 2018, centres on the confluence between the historical prominence of the vessel in ceramics, and its primacy - in the form of the boat - in Maluku culture. In the latter, the vessel serves as the fulcrum of how life on the islands is practically lived, symbolically structured, and commemorated. 

During her residency at the VAR program, Seala plans to focus on developing her own tools to generate different process patterns rather than working solely toward an output.

By looking beyond the tools traditionally prescribed in clay making, and instead developing an evolving stable of implements through the sourcing and intertwining of found objects, the gaze can instead be fixed on the 'upstream' of the creative process. this will generate a variety of different patterns of production that can flow to, and shape, the final outputs more profoundly. 

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Rosanna Tasker


Rosanna Tasker

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Rosanna Tasker is an illustrator working with gouache, pencil and handmade papers. Her recent works have focused on botanical and figurative themes, with particular emphasis on positive human interaction with nature. Rosanna lives and works in Bristol (UK), where she received a Bachelor of Arts Illustration Degree with first class honours.

Rosanna works as a freelance illustrator on a variety of commissions, with a particular passion for editorial and publishing projects. Clients include The Guardian, The New York Times, The Scout Association, Corriere Della Sera, Heart Research UK, Tangent Books, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post.

During her residency at the VAR program, Rosanna hopes to reconnect with her unbridled creativity away from the confines of commissioned work; to explore the joy of the uncontrolled creative journey and expand her artistic process outside of her comfort zone.


Instagram: @rosannatasker.illustration

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