Australia

Past Residents

Steven Bellosguardo

Steven Bellosguardo fuses contemporary techniques with a traditional approach to sculpture’s original subject, the human figure. Utilizing mediums associated with modernist sculpture, figures are rendered from flat sketches on steel, cut out and assembled, creating an interplay between two- and three-dimensional elements. Bellosguardo builds abstract figures that explore ideas of what it is to be human, and the reciprocal relationship humans have with nature.

  

Bellosguardo was born in 1988 in Adelaide. He apprenticed as a Stonemason (third generation) from 2007 to 2010 and studied at the University of South Australia from 2014 to 2016 receiving a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculpture) in 2016. 

 

Bellosguardo lives and works in Adelaide.  

Past Residents

Courtney Coombs

Courtney Coombs makes art, writes, facilitates and collaborates to try to make sense of the world and their place in it. Their practice responds to the cis-heteronormative, patriarchal structures of both the art world and society more broadly using strategies such as subjective voice, personal narrative, humour and metaphor. Coombs is suspicious of the allure of expensive, shiny, impressive and/or ‘finished’ things and as such uses personal vulnerability, collaboration, intimacy, everyday items and gesture to explore human connection and/or disconnection. 

Coombs is also a founding Co-Director of the artist-run initiatives and collectives, No Frills* (2008-2010) and LEVEL (2010-current). They graduated from QUT in 2008 with First Class Honours, and has been awarded a PhD (practice-based research) in Visual Art at the same institution. Coombs has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions in venues that include: Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Villa Merkel (Esslingen), Roji to Hito (Tokyo), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne), Bus Projects (Melbourne), Artspace (Sydney), Performance Space (Sydney), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney),  the Gallery of Modern Art (Brisbane), QUT Art Museum (Brisbane), Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space (Brisbane) and Metro Arts (Brisbane). 

Past Residents

Vanessa Loh

Vanessa Loh is an Australian Costume Designer for Film and Television. She is interested in the human condition and how this can be expressed through clothing. She has worked within a diverse range of productions from network dramas, independent features, tight-deadline commercials and music videos.

Recent Credits include Costume Design for: Safe Harbour SBS Australia 2018 (Dir: Glendyn Ivin, starring Phoebe Tonkin, Ewen Leslie, Jacqueline McKenzie & Joel Jackson), The Second 2018 (Dir: Mairi Cameron, starring Rachael Blake, Suzie Porter & Vince Colosimo), Australia Day 2017 (Dir: Kriv Stenders, starring Bryan Brown), Jungle 2017 (Dir: Greg McLean, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Thomas Kretschmann), Goldstone 2016 (Ivan Sen's sequel to 'Mystery Road', starring Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), David Wenham, David Gulpilil and Hong Kong's screen legend Cheng Pei Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Channel 7’s TV Series Wanted 2016 (starring Rebecca Gibney).

Past Residents

Tilly Davey

Tilly Davey's work questions the vulnerability of humanity and the daily struggles which the world at large faces and has done so since time memorable. Directing and tutoring a number of different community art programs throughout Canberra, Australia has a large impact on the works that Tilly produces.

Tilly takes an interdisciplinary approach to art making, having a diverse artistic skill set she works with a range of different mediums and people from all backgrounds to produce large and small scaled pieces which can stand alone or be adjusted by the viewer.