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Dell Stewart

Dell Stewart’s work combines various processes often regarded as belonging to the world of craft (ceramics, textiles, animation) with a deeply embedded personal history. These practices and references often assemble in immersive environments, blurring the boundary between the artwork, the space it occupies, and the audience within it. Her work utilises a broad range of mediums and ideas with a particular interest in fostering new material connections and collaboration.

Dell has organised and participated in numerous exhibitions in Australia and overseas, most recently at West Space (2012), Linden Contemporary and Craft Victoria (2013). She has curated exhibitions at Craft Victoria, Utopian Slumps, Mr Kitly, Platform Contemporary Art Spaces and C3 Contemporary Art Spaces in Melbourne, working with artists locally, nationally and internationally. She has designed and delivered workshops in animation for both adults and children at Artplay (2010, 2011), Signal (2010, 2012, 2013), Harvest Workroom (2012) and Craft Victoria (2012, 2013). She has a BA in Fine Art (Printmaking) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Animation and Interactive Media RMIT (2001).

Dell participated in the Next Wave Festival in 2000, as part of the Dreaming at Twilight video program at ACCA. She also participated in the Next Wave Festival in 2004, as part of the Containers Project at Federation Square representing Seventh Gallery.

  1. Dell Stewart, Life in Space

  2. Dell Stewart, Life in Space

  3. Dell Stewart, Life in Space