Australian artists to be mentored by Marina Abramovic - Art Collector


 Renowned for being the pioneer of performance art, internationally recognised artist Marina Abramovic will mentor 12 Australian artists during her live-in artist residency program for the 30th Kaldor Public Art Project.

Taking place at Walsh Bay from 24 June to 5 July 2015, the program allows 12 Australian performers to take residence on the top floor of Pier 2/3. Each day the residents will spend time exploring the Abramovic Method, as well as their own creative practice, by working directly with Abramovic.

Abramovic personally selected the residents from a list of 65. Each of the performers challenges performance traditions through experimenting with long-duration performance, exhaustive physical practice, improvisation or public participating.

The selected participants are:

Nat Abbott (Melbourne)
Frances Barrett (Sydney)
Clark Beaumont (comprised of Sarah Clark and Nicole Beaumont) (Brisbane)
Lottie Consalvo (Newcastle)
Nicola Gunn (Melbourne)
George Khut (Sydney)
Sarah Jane Norman (Berlin and Blue Mountains)
Sarah Rodigari (Sydney)
Christian Thompson (London)
Zin (comprised of Harriet Gillies and Roslyn Helper) (Sydney)

Director of Kaldor Public Art Projects John Kaldor said that the program “is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these 12 Australian artists to be mentored by one of the world’s most renowned performance artists and teachers, Marina Abramovic. We believe the experience will create an immediate impact on the artists involved as well as a lasting legacy for the wider Australian arts industry.”

Marina Abramovic: In Residence will be free to the public.

Emily Cones-Browne

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