The Guildhouse One On One Mentorship Program supported by the Ian Potter Foundation provided five creative practitioners the opportunity to learn new creative skills or techniques, and develop a relationship with a professional peer that supports their career development. The outcomes are applied through the creation of new work that will be exhibited alongside a work of their Mentor at this exhibition at Art Images Gallery.
The One on One exhibition is part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016. 5 – 28 February 2016, Art Images Gallery, 32 The Parade, Norwood.
An artist floor talk led by Monte Masi will take place 3-4pm Sunday 14 February at the gallery. Non-stop dilettante Monte Masi will lead a conversation to reveal the ins and outs, ups and downs, processes and procedures, structure and outcomes of four of the five Adelaide-based mentorships that formed the One on One program.
It is evident that arts training is becoming more generalised and there are less and less opportunities for skills development. As a result, practitioners are having to access skills training through a variety of other avenues. There are also often limited training opportunities for creative practitioners living in regional and remote areas, and the Australia Council has identified that there has been a call for mentorships to be more widely available for midcareer and mature-career artists. The Guildhouse Mentor Program is specifically designed to address all these needs.
The WAYA project
Waya is the Pitjantjatjara / Yankunytjatjara word for wire. Emerging wire sculptor Ali Cobby Eckermann learnt new skills to advance her sculptural capabilities in this mentor project from established and well known found object artist Dan Murphy.
Bryan + Bill: neighbours
Bryan Tingey worked with his neighbour and established photographer Bill Doble to capture images in their local environment to help transfer Bryan’s ideas from painting to photography. They focused on photographic technique, presentation and share perceptual and conceptual view points in the development of the work for exhibition.
Evolution at Gray Street Workshop
After eleven years, Kath Inglis was once again mentored by Catherine Truman. This opportunity in 2004 set a solid foundation for many facets of Kath’s contemporary practice. One on One provided a valuable opportunity to examine the evolution of her practice and explore and develop the conceptual underpinning of her work.
Lisa King + James Dean
Throughout the mentorship Lisa worked with James to acquire fundamental skills in oil painting, drawing and approaches to glazing on canvas to increase international exhibiting opportunities. They will also work towards collaborating on a large scale mural in the future.
Where North Meets South meets Lex Stobie
Where North Meets South (Peter Harding and Åsa Jonasson) worked with Lex Stobie to develop their understanding of timber craftsmanship and the design detailing used to create bespoke furniture. Their goal was to produce a design and manufacture a prototype for a bespoke dining table.
The One on One exhibition is part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016
5 – 28 February 2016, Art Images Gallery, 32 The Parade, Norwood
Image: James Dean and Lisa King, 2015. Photograph Jonathan VDK