This weeks episode is an interview with local Northern beaches environmentalist artist Rachel Carroll http://rachelcarroll.com.au
The audio on this episode is a bit noisy - thanks for bearing with us whilst we navigate these Covid-19 times with houses full of kids and husbands and by the sound of it a lot of birds...
Items and topics mentioned in this episode:
We asked Rachel do we need to go to art college? Rachel talks about how it helped her believes it will develop us as artists. She describes how being at Art college is great with developing a body of work and a fabulous opportunity to really focus and absorb yourself in your work. Working at a high level at an art institution is about forcing you into a space with guidance from practising artists. You also get an end of year show which can be a fantastic opportunity to get a foot hold into the industry.
Rachel studied at https://artdesign.unsw.edu.au
Rachel suggests that when writing artist statements to do it in the 3rd person and write from your heart. Write about your process and aesthetic.
Rachel has a show coming up in Katoomba in July. Check out her website for details.
Rachel has been drawn to Encaustic through Jenny Sages work https://kingstreetgallery.com.au/artists/jenny-sages/
Rachel is teaching from her home studio and in different art centres check out her website for details. http://rachelcarroll.com.au
She suggests to check out NAVA website and newsletters https://visualarts.net.au
We ask Rachel how to keep motivated? if you can't get to the studio make sure you use a journal or a sketchbook and look at art everyday and keep connected with always putting down ideas that is what feeds Rachel's practise.
We talk about remote teaching and how that is working for us - check out Fiona's new online lessons which she is developing - she has launched her NO rules ARTskool check out the options on http://fionaverity.com.au or contact her at email@example.com
We finished the chat with the what's next for both Julie and I and discussed the options for us for our main questions of this SEASON - where to have a art show.
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