Kerry Youde (SA)
Free, bookings required
Join our inaugural Open House Residency artist, Kerry Youde for a reflection on her residency at ACE Open and mentorship with artist Sue Kneebone.
Kerry will speak to a number of her works made during her residency, on display for the afternoon in ACE Open’s Front Room space. The program will conclude with a visit to Kerry’s studio space, where she will be joined in conversation with residency mentor, Sue Kneebone and Eleanor Scicchitano, Visual Arts Program Curator at Country SA. The conversation will reflect on her time in Adelaide and what the residency and mentorship has meant for her practice.
Light refreshments will be provided as part of the program. Bookings are essential as space is limited.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Over the last 10 years, KERRY YOUDE has developed a strong relationship, as an artist and volunteer, with the Burra Regional Art Gallery. She has contributed her time in a wide range of roles including graphic designer, online content creator, curator and contributing artist. Her practice is concerned with the creation of objects to adorn or display with a strong interest in the aesthetics of nourishment of the human experience. In a continuing exploration of archives through objects and photography, she blends the past with the present for a contemporary examination of memory and myth making. Selected exhibitions include, The Doll Redefined, Gallery 1855, Tea Tree Gully, 2018; Curious Objects, Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, 2017; and Memory of Place, Burra Regional Art Gallery, 2015.
Kerry’s broader focus, as a cultural facilitator, is the exchange created between artists, galleries and communities that ensure the viability and enrichment of small regional towns. She is a strong advocate for the potential of creative and artistic projects to highlight the assets of regional communities, while exposing these communities to highly visible and engaging artistic experiences, resulting in a positive future direction in the arts landscape of regional South Australia.
SUE KNEEBONE’s interdisciplinary practice includes the transformative process of bricolage and photomontage to draw the viewer in to consider insidious subtexts such as disturbed ecologies and dispossession from colonial incursions. A combination of field trips and archival research into her family past have fostered a deeper understanding of the ongoing legacies of colonial settler culture. This landscape of contrasting brutality and gentrification has inspired a broader personal investigation of this colonising period. Her works seek to reflect the duplicitous nature of colonial settler culture entangled in the shadowy undercurrents of the past that still resonate today.
Sue has a PhD in visual arts from the University of South Australia and a Masters in Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts. Exhibitions include the Art Gallery of South Australia, Hugo Michell Gallery and Galway International Arts Festival. Sue has been a recipient of the Qantas Foundation Contemporary Encouragement Art Award, Australia Council and Arts SA grants.
ELEANOR SCICCHITANO is the Visual Arts Program Curator at Country Arts SA. In 2012 she completed a Masters in Curatorial and Museum Studies at Adelaide University and has previously worked as a co-director at FELTspace ARI and was founding co-director of onesixteenth ARI. She is a Board member at ACE Open, and spent 5 weeks in Venice in 2015, working in the Australian Pavilion at the Biennale.
She maintains an independent curatorial and writing practice, and has presented exhibitions in galleries around Australia. She has published articles, reviews and essays with Artlink Magazine, Marmalade, and for a number of artists and galleries in Adelaide.