Image: Emma Fey, Troy-Anthony Baylis, and Rhana Devenport. Photograph: Saul Steed.

Tuesday 16 June, 11.30 am

Pricing: Free

Location: Online via webinar

Presenters: Rhana Devenport ONZM, AGSA Director and Troy-Anthony Baylis, 2019 Guildhouse Fellow with Q&A by Emma Fey, Guildhouse CEO

Join AGSA Director, Rhana Devenport ONZM and inaugural The Guildhouse Fellowship recipient Troy-Anthony Baylis as they discuss the impact of a Fellowship on an artist’s practice. Baylis is currently developing and creating new works as part of the Fellowship for presentation at AGSA in 2020.

This session is followed by a Q&A with Guildhouse CEO, Emma Fey, responding to enquiries about current open call out of The Guildhouse Fellowship. Applications to the Fellowship close July 30, all applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with Guildhouse Artistic Programs Manager Debbie Pryor before submitting.

The Guildhouse Fellowship

The Guildhouse Fellowship, valued at over $50,000, will be awarded annually to one South Australian mid-career visual artist, craftsperson or designer. The Fellowship is generously supported by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation and is presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA). More information on The Guildhouse Fellowship and how to apply can be found here, with FAQ’s here.

Image: Troy-Anthony Baylis. Photograph: Saul Steed.
Troy-Anthony Baylis

Born 1976, Sydney. Lives and works Adelaide. Jawoyn, Fitzmaurice region.

Self-described Queer-Aboriginal, Troy-Anthony Baylis is a descendant of the Jawoyn people from the Northern Territory and is also of Irish ancestry. He is an artist, curator and writer, and Course Coordinator of Aboriginal Cultures, Comparative Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Philosophy at the University of South Australia, Adelaide.

His art practice has been subject to 17 solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions, performances and publications since 1993. Currently in its final stages of completion, his PhD, ‘Deadly mimicry: Indigeneity and drag in contemporary artistic representation’, is concerned with analysis, cultural interpretation and ethics of the self as subject.

Image: Rhana Devenport. Photograph: Saul Steed.

Rhana Devenport

Rhana Devenport ONZM is a museum director, curator, editor and cultural producer whose career spans art museums, biennales and arts festivals. She is currently Director, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, and was Director, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand from 2013-2018.

Rhana was curator of Lisa Reihana: Emissaries, the New Zealand Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia in 2017. Her curatorial interests include contemporary art of Asia and the Pacific, time-based media, social practice and international collaboration. She has developed projects with Brook Andrew, Jonathon Jones, Fiona Hall, Nam June Paik, Lee Mingwei, Yang Fudong, Nalini Malani, Yin Xiuzhen, Song Dong, and Julian Rosefeldt.

She was Director of Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand (2006-2013) where she led the Len Lye Centre project; Manager of Public Programmes, Biennale of Sydney (2005-2006); Curator in Residence, Artspace NZ, Auckland (2005); Visual Arts Manager, Sydney Festival (2004); and Senior Project Officer, Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (1994-2004).

In 2018 Rhana was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her ‘Services to Arts Governance’.