10 February 2020

The Helpmann Academy is thrilled to announce that University of South Australia graduate and emerging visual artist Eleanor Amor is the recipient of the first EESAB (École Européenne Supérieure D’Art De Bretagne) residency in France.

Eleanor will spend three months in Brittany France on the residency, which commences on 1 April and runs until 30 June 2020.

EESAB is the largest Higher Art School in France, with four sites across Brest, Lorient, Quimper and Rennes that specialise in courses in Art, Communication and Design. As well as her own studio on campus, Eleanor will have access to EESAB’s public classes and the opportunity to network with the artistic community, while immersing herself in the rich culture and environment of Brittany, France.

Eleanor revealed that she is excited to be heading to Europe (her first time!) to immerse herself in the culture and rich artistic history of the region.

“I am absolutely elated to be receiving the first EESAB residency and to have the opportunity to spend three months in Brittany. Being in Brittany will allow me to spend time focusing on developing new work and to be inspired by other artists and thinkers. I am hoping this residency will encourage new ideas in my practice. I’m really looking forward to getting started in my new studio, learning new skills and making new friends.” 

“Helpmann’s support during my time as an emerging artist has been so reaffirming and I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity so early in my career as a visual artist.”

Eleanor was announced as the 2020 EESAB Residency recipient at the VIP Vernissage of the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition on Wednesday, 12 February 2020. The EESAB Residency is generously supported by John Philips. 

Photo: Eleanor Amor at George Street Studios, photo by Christopher Arblaster.