Jacky Murtaugh returned to painting after moving to Australia in 2009. Since then she has built on her reputation for the unconventional and extraordinary, becoming known for her vibrant and richly coloured paintings of nature, sparkling renditions of water and blinding representations of sunlight. She captures the fleeting moments and a sense of the ephemeral.
Social Experimenter, potter,sculptor,painter
James Geraghty currently explores the idea that machines are capable of generating artistic expressions through their native function. Acting as curator he employs these devices as artists, enabling them to create their own particular works across a range of disciplines.
“I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.” – Architect Luis Barragan It is the creation of this mystical space in a sheet of paper that fuels all my work. Cutting the paper carefully allows me to decelerate, meditate and find myself. But it is the prior task of drawing that challenges the mind to break through the rigidity of everyday and lose itself gallantly in the freer, mystical, magical side.
Jane Skeer works predominantly in sculpture and installation, responding to observations of people, objects, and materiality. Skeer seeks to prove that the unwanted is in fact useful and that it might prompt us to rethink our relationship with it. Respecting the life and qualities of the material, her aim is to work collaboratively with material agency to activate it in some way.
A bilingual performing artist, who educates and inspires! Kyōgen and Rakugo Specialist! Jarrod was the proud recipient of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Japan Travel Fund, thanks to Arts South Australia. Throughout Australia, Japan and beyond, Jarrod tailors interactive performances and workshops to suit the needs of students, teachers, festivals and community groups. He is passionate about building bridges of cultural and artistic exchange. Whilst respecting cultural traditions, Jarrod is excited to further explore the development of contemporary work possibilities.
Jason Marsiglia is an independent theatre artist based in South Australia.
Australian sound and video artist Jason Sweeney believes that cities have long underestimated the importance of “sonic health.” He wants to create a crowd sourced map of quiet places where introverts, people with disabilities, and those who simply crave some quiet can find refuge. To read more about this recent TEDPrize City 2.0 winner, visit http://www.thecity2.org/stories/41.
Personal Statement I am currently studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design at Adelaide Central College of the Arts, Light Square, Adelaide. I wish to continue my career in the ‘arts’ and to obtain employment in this field. To earn an income based on my capabilities. Career Summary I have been interested and actively involved in practising art most of my life. In 1981, I achieved high marks in matriculation with distinctions in Art and English. I achieved A grades in all subjects throughout this year.
All pictures from exhibitions On A Summer's Day (Central School of Art, Norwood, 2006) and My Father's Table (Light Square Gallery, Adelaide, 2012).