Jackson Yalor Grant, a Galari man of the Wiradjuri Nation, is working on exploring the Wiradjuri concept of IRAFT in his practice during his residency at A+G. Jackson is in residency at Gorman Arts Centre as part of the ArtsACT Creative Resilience and Recovery Program.
Five artists in residency at A+G to support creative recovery and resilience
Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres is thrilled to welcome artists Samia Goudie, Jackson Taylor Grant, Sarah Loynes, Jaqui Malins and Yamile Tafur Ríos, who will be in residence as part of the ACT Government’s Creative Resilience and Recovery Program.
The residencies bring together established queer Bundjalung writer, poet and multimedia artist Samia Goudie, emerging Wiradjuri cultural leader and visual artist Jackson Taylor-Grant, young Gamilaroi Yularoi artist Sarah Loynes, whose work is centred on facilitating and expressing the importance community and cultural relationships in woven form.
These Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists will be joined by established multidisciplinary artist, poet, performer and producer, Jacqui Malins, and emerging visual artist and teacher, Yamile Tafur, who will be delving into their community arts and cultural development practices.
A traditional basket weaver, Sarah Loynes, a Gamalaroi Yularoi woman, draws on the knowledge of her Aboriginal ancestors and those who came before her to preserve and continue this important artform. Sarah is an artists in residence at A+G and is part of the ArtsACT Creative Resilience and Recovery Program.
Samia chats about her residency and her focus on writing her novel and her poetry practice and the sense of isolation felt during COVID-19 lockdowns. This project has been funded by ArtsACT’s Creative Recovery and Resilience Project.
Yamile Tafur discusses her work and the importance of connection and community to her arts practice. Yamile is artist-in-residence at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres with the support of ArtsACT Creative Resilience and Recovery Program.
Poet and performance artist Jaqui Malins talks about her approach to her work and what she intends to focus on during her time at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres as part of the ArtsACT Creative Resilience and Recovery Program.