IGNITE: In Studio

IGNITE: In Studio

This professional development series provides face to face encounters with established and emerging artists and makers. It is an opportunity to learn about the artists’ individual practices and to see their studio environments. Participants will be able to ask questions about medium-specific equipment and materials, how the artists came to establish their studios, how their businesses operate and about their working processes.

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7 June
Andrew Sikorski

During his extensive career, Andrew Sikorski has won numerous awards, including ACT Wedding Photographer of the Year and the Canberra Critics Circle Award for his exhibition of fine art photos. His photographs have been regularly exhibited in galleries across Australia and overseas, and he is an Accredited Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).

14 June
Kin Gallery

Kin Gallery is a vibrant workshop studio and gallery space located in Civic that aims to nurture and support local artists, as well as representing and stocking contemporary jewellery and objects by Australian designers and makers.

26 July
Harriet Schwarzrock and Matthew Curtis

Schwarzrock and Curtis of Curtis Glass Art are award-winning artists who create beautiful, complex and fascinating work in glass using experimentations in light, colour and form.

7 August
Maria Cofinas

Maria Cofinas joined the IGNITE: Alternative Arts Academy in 2016 and has participated in numerous group exhibitions across Canberra. In 2018 Maria was awarded the CAPO Belconnen Arts Centre Inclusion Award. For six weeks, Maria will turn BAC into her private studio space.

13 September
Tom Buckland

Tom Buckland‘s work is an exploration of his imaginary worlds and is shaped by a fascination with fantasy and science fiction. Buckland collects found objects which he reconfigures to create dreamlike art.

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If you have not previously attended any IGNITE programs, please register using the Expression of Interest form below, or contact IGNITE Project Coordinator, Penny Pollard. Penny is Deaf, so get in touch via email on ignite@belcoarts.com.au or text on 0406 921 304.

Name * Phone number * Email * Age 18-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465+

Do you identify as having lived experience of disability? *
In order for us to make the program as inclusive as possible, please provide details of any accessibility requirements you may have.
Will you have a carer attend IGNITE activities with you?
Name of carer Carer organisation (if applicable) Carer phone number Carer email

Do you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?

AboriginalTorres Strait IslanderBothNeither

How did you hear about IGNITE: Alternative Arts Academy?

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Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.