Carriageworks announces 2023 Resident Clothing Store Artists 6 Feb 2023

Carriageworks, one of Australia’s most significant contemporary multi-arts organisations, today announced 11 artists who will be the 2023 artists in residence at the Carriageworks Clothing Store building. Established in 2017, the program provides artists working at the forefront of contemporary practice with a subsidised studio space in the heart of North

The 2023 Carriageworks Resident Artists are: Eddie Abd, Clare Britton, Elizabeth Day, Helen Grace, Karleen Green, Shivanjani Lal, Jazz Money, Jason Phu, Daley Rangi, Salote Tawale and Anne-Marie Te Whiu.

Built in 1913, the Clothing Store is part of the historic Eveleigh Railway Workshops that includes Carriageworks and South Eveleigh. The artist residency program at the Clothing Store has supported more than 30 artists across five years to date. Previous artists in residence have included: Tony Albert, Frances Barrett, Sarah Contos, Dean Cross, Mikala Dwyer, Cherine
Fahd, Brian Fuata, Dennis Golding, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Thea Anamara Perkins, Kate Mitchell, JD Reforma and Nell.

A number of former resident artists at the Clothing Store have gone onto present major works at Carriageworks, including Thea Anamara Perkins, whose largest work to date, Stockwoman, is currently on display until 12 February 2023 and Salote Tawale will present a major solo exhibition from 11 October to 10 December 2023.

Studios dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are supported through partnerships with Bloomberg and with Solid Ground, an initiative of Carriageworks and Blacktown Arts that provides education, training and employment pathways for Indigenous Australian youth. Solid Ground is supported by the Australian Government through the National Indigenous Australians Agency, Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation.

2023 Carriageworks Clothing Store Artist Bios

Eddie Abd
Eddie Abd is an artist and arts worker born in Lebanon and now living and working on Darug and Gundungurra Country. Her practice incorporates video, embroidery and digital printmaking with a focus on representation. Through her work, Abd seeks to integrate herself and close community with wider historical, political and cultural narratives. She was awarded the NSW Visual Arts (Emerging) Fellowship in 2022 and The Blake Emerging Artist Prize in 2021, and her works have been presented at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Grafton Regional Gallery, Artspace (52 Actions), Firstdraft and Brand X.

Clare Britton
Living on Bidjigal Land, Clare Britton is an artist interested in water, gravity, light and how images and landscapes hold stories. Informed by her work in live performance, Clare’s visual art practice includes installation, site-specific art and writing. Her PhD, A Week on the Cooks River, was completed at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney (2020). Clare’s work is animated by research and interdisciplinary collaboration; she facilitates Magnetic Topographies with artists Therese Keogh and Kenzee Patterson and is an active member of the Mullets. Clare’s work has attracted awards for sculpture, performance, design and research and toured in Australia and Internationally.

Elizabeth Day
For over thirty years, Elizabeth Day has worked as a community, site-based and studio artist, while also being a prison and mental health care worker. She develops creative projects in spaces which have been marginalised from public view, such as hospitals and prisons, or produces works that reference these spaces. Day’s current research and artistic project The Prison on the Landscape relates to the ongoing impact of colonial institutions. She is co-curator at Boom Gate Gallery, Long Bay Correctional Centre, Sydney.

Helen Grace
Helen Grace, born on Gunditjmara Country, is an artist, writer and teacher. She works with still and moving images as a sphere of political practice. Her work is in the collections of Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artbank, National Gallery of Australia, and Art Gallery of South Australia. She is currently working with previously unseen archival images from her personal collection. Her books include Culture, Aesthetics and Affect in Ubiquitous Media: The Prosaic Image (Routledge, 2014) and Technovisuality: Cultural Re-enchantment and the Experience of Technology (I.B. Tauris, 2016, co-edited with Amy Chan Kit-Tze and Wong Kin Yuen).

Karleen Green
Karleen Green has been teaching workshops on Aboriginal traditional weaving techniques for many years. Karleen grew up in Fingal Heads, on the Tweed Valley, and belongs to the Munjarlie (Beaudersert) and Goojinburra (Tweed Heads) which are part of the Bunjalung language group, as well as Butchulla Kigali (Fraser Island). Love of culture has led her in her path of cultural educator. Karleen has been living and working in Sydney for many years and shares her traditional weaving methods across many educational institutions; her love of sharing knowledge is very important to keeping culture going.

Shivanjani Lal
Shivanjani Lal is a Fijian-Australian artist whose work uses personal grief to account for ancestral loss. Recent works have used storytelling, objects and video to account for lost histories and explore narratives of indenture and migratory histories from the Indian and Pacific oceans. Writing has become a focal point of her current research. Reading and objects guide audiences through lived and imagined narratives that attempt to decipher what is lost and the possibilities of futures. Her work has been exhibited across Australia, and internationally in New Zealand, India, Barbados, France, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and Italy.

Jazz Money
Jazz Money is a Wiradjuri poet and artist based on Gadigal Land. Her practice is centred around poetics while producing works that encompass installation, digital, performance, film and print. Jazz’s writing and art has been widely presented, performed and published nationally and internationally in Europe, Asia, North America and South America. Jazz’s first poetry collection, the best-selling how to make a basket (UQP, 2021) won the David Unaipon Award.

Jason Phu
Jason Phu is a practicing artist working across a wide range of media. His work references folk tales, family history and funny jokes. He recently showed in Like a Wheel That Turns: The 2022 Macfarlane Commissions at ACCA, Parade for the Moon at RISING: Melbourne (2022) and was awarded the Mordant Family Moving Image Commission (2021) at ACMI. He is represented by Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney and STATION, Melbourne.

Daley Rangi
Daley Rangi is a Māori antidisciplinary artist generating the unpredictable – speaking truth to power, reorienting hierarchies, and investigating injustice. They are neurodivergent, which appears to infiltrate their work. Their practice has, thus far, tackled ecological sovereignty, disability ethics, ideological virality, contested histories, and queer labour. For them, self-biographies are all-at-once discomforting, superfluous, and crucial; in constant dialogue with colonial systems. Daley, like their practice, is inspired by ancestry and still searching for answers.

Salote Tawale
From the perspective of her Indigenous Fijian and Anglo-Australian heritage, Salote Tawale explores the identity of the individual within collective systems. Employing video, painting, sculpture, installation, photography and live actions, her work draws on personal experiences of race, class, ethnicity and gender formed from growing up in suburban Australia. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including in the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane (2022); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne (2017; 2020); and Spring Workshop for Para Site, Hong Kong (2017). Tawale is currently Associate Lecturer of Screen Arts at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

Anne-Marie Te Whiu
Anne-Marie Te Whiu is an Australian-born Māori whose whakapapa belongs to the Te Rarawa iwi in the Hokianga, Aotearoa. She is a 2021 Next Chapter Fellowship recipient, and her writing has been published widely in journals and magazines. Her weavings have been exhibited at Outer Space and Black Dot Gallery. She is an editor, with projects including Tony Birch’s Whisper Songs + Solid Air & Australia and New Zealand Spoken Word (2019) and Bebe Backhouse’s forthcoming More Than These Bones. She has been a recipient of the Unyoked Writers Residency and Running Dog Writers Residency. Between 2015–2017 she co-directed the Queensland Poetry Festival.


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