The residency program undertakes a reflective, challenging and explorative framework for artists, community and audience to come together to explore work in development.Focused on artists committed to regional engagement and exploration of the culture and landscape of the Top End.
Anna Van Stralen
Anna's work reflects upon the contrast between human structures and breathtaking natural places. Her subject matter is currently the interplay between artificial constructions and chaotic natural forms. By combining natural wood grains with clean lines and perspective she aims to create dynamic accidents. The wood grain has its own agenda and brings its own moments of dimension and movement which weave into the structure of each image.
During Anna's time in Darwin, she intends to pursue the idea of the intangible ties that connect us with places lived and places visited. By making these connections visible through blending the landscape that surrounds her local domestic spaces with the landscape and structures she finds in Darwin, she hopes to explore the visual impact of composite landscapes created by melding experiences.
Jamie Lewis creates and performs works that are centered round stories, conversation, and food. Audience members participate in the preparation and sharing of meals. She is interested in the cultural and political stories around food – genealogy, ethical food sourcing, and heritage and traditions.
She is also interested in alternative economic models in and around the arts. She is open to discussing barter trades, exchanges, and new platforms to create and present work.
Jamie will be in residency at ACCOMPLICE in June to explore a new project in partnership with our local food markets and community chefs. She will also be delivering community workshops and dinners tp share in conversations with local artists and community.
Holly Macdonald is an emerging ceramic artist based in Sydney. Her practice combines free-hand drawing and hand-building in clay to investigate the uncertain nature of perception. She approaches the ceramic vessel as a drawing surface using it to hold abstracted imagery developed from direct observation and memory of place.
Holly will be in residency at ACCOMPLICE in July to spend some time amongst the Darwin landscape. She will spend her time drawing, painting and making in respond to the Darwin tropics. She will share her progress in a residency exhibition at the end of her and also deliver a two day community workshop.
Nick Power is a Sydney based b*boy and choreographer. He is one of the leading hip hop dance artists in Australia, working professionally for the past 17 years.Since starting out in Brisbane running his own dance space Nick has nurtured young and emerging dancers through workshop projects with organisations including Contact Inc, Stylin Up Indigenous hip hop festival and Schools Spectacular. He has worked extensively in regional centres and in the remote Indigenous community of Lajamanu on the Milpirri project.
niCK is residency at ACCOMPLICE in February undertaking the final development of his new work Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីក្រុងតូច a continuation of an exchange between Tiny Toones (Cambodia) and D*City Rockers (Australia), and blends the raw, wild energy of breakdancing battles with skillful improvisation to offer a cross-cultural perspective on style, culture and locality.