Creative Spaces (in Residence)
Photographers delivered a visual diary of their existence within their four walls during COVID-19 Lockdown 2020
The Creative Spaces (In Residence) program was developed in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic causing loss of work for artists who have seen work, events, and exhibitions cancelled.
Visit Sub Tropic Studio, Cooma Terrace Caloundra to view the lightbox exhibition curated by Warwick Gow. Can be viewed all hours until mid 10 December 2020.
The first assignment challenged photographers to make art in a homebound setting and capture a moment in history (in time). The photographers were Aaron Chapman, Cooper Brady, Katrina Ford, Warwick Gow, Joshua Woollett and Tim Birch. They each spent one week creating a visual diary of their existence within their four walls, capturing home, everyday moments and mementos from life in the moment.
Look back on their journey below.
The second assignment challenged creative collaborators who share the same home, to create a collaborative art work, performance or installation. The collaborating artists are:
- dance/choreographer duo Courtney Scheu and Itamar Freed
- composer/singer duo siblings William and Matilda Smith
- daughter/father collaboration Mathilda and James Muller
- Mother/daughter collaboration Mieke Van den Berg and her daughters
- daughter/mother collaboration Alex and Denise Daffara
- wife/husband duo Marni and Thom Stuart
- flatmates Prudence Swann and Jakob Lydford
Check out the progress and outcomes on Instagram at creativespaces.sc.
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Local photographer Cooper Brady first taught himself to use 35mm cameras after attending a friends' gallery exhibition of amateur 35mm photographs, and fell in love with simple juxtaposition and why certain compositions make you feel something unexplainable, some connection despite not being there or despite the subject being mundane.
Joshua T Woollett
Josh is a photographer and writer from the Sunshine Coast with specific interest in catching mundane and otherwise missed moments. Looking to compare and contrast moments in a way that resonates with those around These images are accompanied by a series of curated poems written in relevance to these moments.
Katrina Lee Ford’s work exists in a unique place that lies between illusion and reality, a place where the ordinary things that we believe to know are transformed into extraordinary visual metaphors with new rich and emotional meanings.
Local artist, creative and photographer Tim Birch is current artist resident with Sun Central in Maroochydore.
Sunshine Coast local Warwick Gow shares a series of self portraits shot over the course of a week during social distancing restrictions.
Aaron Chapman is a visual artist and writer based on the Gold Coast. In 2019, Chapman was a Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize semi-finalist, and a finalist in the Australian Life Photography Competition at Art & About Sydney.