“We started the search for a unique and enthusiastic artist for the spring 2013 artist in residence program in January this year and are happy to announce that, for the first time, an international artist has been awarded the residency at Namadgi National Park,” said Brett McNamara, Manager of Regional Operations, National Parks and Catchments.
“Internationally renowned artist Michael Brennand-Wood will call Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage home for two weeks. During this time, he will explore the landscape and develop his ideas in response to the area’s distinct natural and cultural characteristics through textiles, embroidery and pattern.
“Michael is excited to be able to explore the beautiful bush setting of Namadgi and to develop work inspired by his time there for his 2014 exhibition at Craft ACT’s gallery.
“The open day is a great opportunity for the public to gain an insight into the residency project, Michael’s creative processes and the history of Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage (an early prefabricated, ready-cut kit home built in 1927). Not only will people have the opportunity to ask Michael questions but, as he is at the end of the practical section of his residency, they will also have the chance to view his work.
“There is sure to be a lot to see on the day, with so many inspirational sites and artefacts at Namadgi, so come along for an insight into Michael’s exciting, creative process and take a look at pieces he has created and is currently working on.”
The open day is going from 10am to 1pm this Saturday.