Liza will be undertaking her residency at the Fire Station November -February 2020, alongside Australia Council residency artist and Acme Fire Station 5 year work/live artists, encouraging an environment of peer support, collaboration and critical engagement.
Selected artist will also benefit from an individually tailored residency programme, participating in critical dialogue through group events, and individual studio visits with leading art professionals.
The Applicant was asked to demonstrate both a financial and practical need, and to present a case for the transformational impact the residency would have on their career. Application and shortlisting is undertaken by Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art, Russia. Interview and final selection was undertaken by Acme. The selection panel for the 2020 residency included Paul Bayley (Head of Residencies and Awards) and Charlie Coffey (Residencies and Awards Programme Manager).
Due to the COVID lockdown restrictions, the residency is prolonged by extra three weeks to allow Liza an opportunity to catch with the research work and bring her final piece to completion.
"My part-time job as a creative thinking teacher also helps me to soak in the freshness of the kids' view on the world. This leads me to not take anything too seriously, to see the world's funny side, and being open to explore their reality as much as I can. In my art I often want to make viewers interact with an artwork and oppose the classic museum attitude of «don't touch, don't come close». I give the viewer a chance to touch, to smell, to manipulate an artwork, and so on."
We are looking forward to seeing the outcome of this program and the impact it had on Liza's creative practice. The results will be published on our site together with Q&A and some 'behind the scene' stories.