Residencies are one of things I gain great satisfaction from, and where together with students we can can make a positive and exciting difference to learning environments.
The Sacred Heart (Geelong) residency was celebrated with a brochure of the work Chris did. Download a pdf of the brochure to see for yourself the type and range of work resulting from this residency.
What it is
When you work as an AIR it enables an unique relationship to develop in the community or classroom where the work is being produced. It enables me to explore the needs of the culture and people within your community.
Over the past 10 years I have had various residencies in Primary and Secondary schools, country communities, along with a three year residency at Sacred Heart College Geelong for 2010-2012.
I have travelled all around the city, rural and interstate, wherever the work has been requested.
Because I can work with a wide range of materials and have a network of people to call on for installation if needed, it gives me the ability to work in a range of spaces, with a variety of materials.
Whether you have small groups, large groups or need a commission to create an art work for your space, I can facilitate the discussion for different ideas for producing vibrant and contemporary installations on walls or free standing sculpture.
I still maintain my Teacher Registration which is advantageous to schools.
Artist in Residence Testimonials
In her role as ‘Artist in Residence’, Chris inspires, motivates and guides the students with the development of each art project.
Chris’s projects are conceptually unique and offer the students wonderful opportunities that they would not necessarily experience within the art classroom.The works are often large scale and challenging, requiring the students to work as a team in order to complete the work within a specified time frame. The students find these workshop experiences extremely rewarding and feel a real sense of pride in seeing the artworks become part of the Sacred Heart College landscape.
Jodie Carter-Blackhall, Head of the Arts, Sacred Heart College, Geelong
Chris’ schedule is rapidly filling for 2017 and beyond. If you would like to discuss a residency at your school, please contact me to make your booking.