12 December 2019

The Helpmann Academy is thrilled to once again join with George Street Studios to announce the recipients of the 2020 George Street Studios Residency.

University of South Australia graduates Danny Jarratt and Izabella Shaw have been awarded six-month residencies at the Thebarton studio, beginning in January 2020.

Now in its second year, in 2019 the residency provided four emerging creatives with the opportunity to expand their practice in a community of experienced and award-winning public art practitioners and designer-makers.

Like their predecessors, Danny and Izabella will have access to the impressive range of machinery on offer and shared knowledge of the space’s permanent residents in a creative and dynamic environment.

Emerging installation artist Danny Jarratt is looking forward to developing his skills in welding and joint making.

“I am extremely proud and excited, George Street together with Helpmann has really helped to visualize how my practice will look during the first half of 2020. I am extremely excited to have access to a huge workshop of tools and knowledge, but I think I am even more excited to be surrounded by full-time practicing artists. It can be hard to conceptualize this.”

Emerging sculpture artist and recent graduate Izabella Shaw is excited to learn how to build an independent practice outside of the structure of the university environment.

“I’m excited by the possibility of encountering new materials and learning how to work with them. A more comprehensive material knowledge would allow me to broaden the vocabulary of my practice and communicate more articulately through the objects I make.”

The Helpmann Academy George Street Studios residency is an initiative of Helpmann Academy, delivered in partnership with George Street Studios.

Image 1: Danny Jarratt, QueerZone (detail). Image courtesy of the artist.
Image 2: Izabella Shaw, Codependence series (detail). Image courtesy of the artist.