2019 China and India Residencies

17 July 2019

Helpmann Academy is excited to announce that four emerging South Australian artists will be participating in residencies in New Delhi, India and Jingdezhen, China in 2019.

Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA) / Flinders University graduates Stella Vanska and Abbey Rawson will be heading to India for Helpmann Academy’s Sanskriti Kendra residency, starting in September 2019.

The six-week program, located at a retreat on the outskirts of New Delhi, offers artists from diverse cultures the opportunity to reflect, interact and create while immersed in Indian culture. Emerging visual artist and illustrator Abbey Rawson is excited about incorporating new techniques into her art practice.

“While at Sanskriti Kendra I will be undertaking workshops with knowledgeable and highly skilled artists and craftspeople residing in and around New Delhi. This will help me further develop my printmaking practice, and it will challenge me to take my work in new directions and incorporate new techniques.”

Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA) graduate Kylie Nichols and University of South Australia graduate Alice Hu will be heading to Jingdezhen, China in August for a six-week residency at The Pottery Workshop. Considered to be the ‘porcelain capital of the world’, Jingdezhen is an area steeped in centuries of ceramic practice.

Now in its seventh year, Helpmann Academy’s popular international residency program is supported by the Macquarie Foundation and designed to enrich the work of emerging South Australian artists by exposing them to different cultures and arts practices.

Congratulations to all the recipients!

Image: Stella Vanska, Urvolution Cuff. Photo by Jasmine Van Der Byl