Gallery Central studio residency

The residency is on site at the Central Institute of Technology, wherein thrives a wonderfully supportive art school for those preparing to study at tertiary level, right in the heart of a cluster of cultural identities that include the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, the State Library, Theatre and State Museum.

I am forever thankful for this impromptu studio residency, where I was fortunate to make Difficult art decisions: The Blue Pattern, Measuring the missing, Background, and Corner — all of which were exhibited at the inaugural Sydney Contemporary Art Fair later that year, in September.

It was also wonderful to meet Yuhsin U Chang, the international artist who took up residency at the time, whose tentative ventures into Perth’s vast space — the width of an everyday footpath, for instance, and distance travelled from one door to the next compared to Taipei’s — delivered observations of delight to witness.

The residency concluded on 16 August 2013 with an artists talk I gave to students studying art. The talk turned into an unexpected pleasure given the challenging sparks of interest and engagement I encountered from the students during question time.

Gail Hastings, 2013

Residency
Date: 24/Jul/2013 to 16/Aug/2013
Curated by: Thelma John, Manager, Gallery Central
At: Gallery Central Studio
Thanks:

Yuhsin U Chang, Alex Spremberg, Thelma John, Pam Gaunt, Simon Gevers and Jasmin Stephens

Image:

The Commercial Gallery booth at the inaugural Sydney Contemporary art fair in September 2013

Gallery Central Studio

149 Beaufort Street
Perth WA 6000

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Gallery Central
12 Aberdeen St
Perth WA 6000

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