15 May 2015

First Site Gallery Mentorship

First Site Gallery Mentorship

Image by 2014 First Site Gallery Mentorship recipient Chris Gooch.

Students are being offered the opportunity to share in vital arts funding to work with a creative mentor(s) of their choice.

Using First Site Gallery as a creative laboratory, the successful applicant will develop work over one month, culminating in a two-week exhibition of the works created.

The mentorship is open to current students from all disciplines, with individuals and groups eligible to apply. Trans-disciplinary art forms are also encouraged.

The 2014 recipient of the mentorship, fine art student Chris Gooch, was mentored by renowned comic artist Mandy Ord. Gooch relished the opportunity to work with an artist whose work he had admired since the age of 15, and together they produced works for their Gasoline Eye Drops exhibition as well as a printed comic and zine.

In 2013, museology and curating PhD candidate Sarah Edwards explored the landscape and history of the land upon which RMIT is built. Edwards sought the expertise of three mentors, combining the talent and guidance of taxidermist Dean Smith, sound engineer Russell Goldsmith and architect Heather Graham to create the exhibition Echo Chamber.

For more information, including key dates, go to First Site Gallery Mentorship.

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