In September 2012, four artists including incoming Kickstart 2013 artist Megan Cope, participated in Kings ARI‘s Emerging Artist Program in collaboration with FELTspace, Firstdraft and Level ARI. The biyearly program helps emerging artists create new work and forge long standing relationships with mentors and networks through an intensive week of workshopping ideas and studio time at their local ARI. This month, the program culminates in an exhibition of work by four of Australia’s most exciting emerging artists:
Megan Cope (QLD) created a series of video works filmed on locations around Melbourne that have significance to indigenous groups and project their names on the geographical space.
Dominic Kirkwood (NSW) has produced a video installation, based around a trio of absurd performances accompanied by a cacophonic, pseudo-musical sound track. With this piece he is experimenting with the poetic rupture that can occur within dissonant audio-visual interactions.
Brad Lay (SA) embarked on a voyage from Melbourne to Auckland, New Zealand, on a cargo ship he used as his studio to develop and document art works in response to the environmental conditions of the ship and the Tasman Sea.
Daniel Price (VIC) created a suite of drawings and sculptural objects carved timber and marble – a chronicle of materials in various states of becoming that not only address and engage with form but also inform their own outcomes through their materiality.