George Street Studios Residency

The Helpmann Academy is delighted to announce the first two recipients of the George Street Studios Residency in 2021.

Flinders University graduate and recent 2021 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition participant, Ellis Moseley will be joined by University of South Australia graduate Lauren Murphy in a six-month residency at the Thebarton studio, commencing in April 2021.

George Street Studios prides itself on its dynamic, creative and progressive work environment. This residency has proven transformative for past recipients, which include emerging creatives Kate Bohunnis, Sam Gold, Eleanor Amor, Nat Penney, Danny Jarratt, Izabella Shaw, Steven Bellosguardo and Frances Rogers.

Emerging ceramicist and installation artist Ellis Moseley is excited to tap into the collective knowledge of the studio regulars during his time.

“The facilities and equipment available to use at George Street are amazing, but I am most excited by the opportunity to access the knowledge and technical expertise of the artists working in the studio as mentors. Their collective understanding of materials, suppliers and what it takes to deliver a refined artwork, is the most exciting aspect of the residency for me.”

Emerging ceramicist Lauren Murphy is looking forward to expanding the scope of her ceramic works while at George Street.

The residency will allow me to explore concepts within a larger workspace, and experiment with a range of mediums. I’m excited to immerse myself within a professional environment with successful practitioners, gain a fresh perspective and develop new technical skills.

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

Image 1: Lauren Murphy, Work in Progress, photo by the artist.
Image 2: Ellis Moseley, Super Duper Flying Fun Show, photo by Michael Haines.