Brett Mallon, 2018
This year’s recipient, Brett Mallon not only worked the full five days but Brett accessed the studio before and after hours and continues to access the print studio to complete the body of work he began in Queenscliff.
After just a couple of days, Brett established a routine of looking through artist’s works in the morning while Theo elaborated on the various techniques.
Soula and Brett also found they had a studio subject that they were both keen to explore further – abstraction in response to trauma. As a result of their conversations, Soula suggested a custom workshop with Melinda Harper who not only has established herself as one of Australia’s greatest abstract artists, but Melinda has had much experience working within the mental health sector. Melinda was an integral part of the Splash Art Studio a program of the Australian mental health provider, Neami National.
Furthermore, QG&W look forward to exhibiting Brett’s work during the Locus group exhibition, exclusively representing Brett AND, you may also meet Brett during your next visit – he’s brilliant manning the fort as well!
The ultimate outcome of the QG&W RMIT Residency Award.