June 17, 2015
Saturday 4 July 4pm
This is the first in a series of free professional development workshops by artists for artists at Boxcopy.
Jemima Wyman lives and works between Brisbane and Los Angeles. Her individual art practice incorporates installation, video, performance, photography and painting. Her most recent artworks utilise these mediums to specifically focus on visually based resistance strategies employed within protest culture and zones of conflict. These works aim to explore the formal and psychological potentiality of camouflage and masking in reference to collective identity. In this workshop Jemima will discuss her work, as well as challenges and strategies for sustaining a critically engaged art practice in an international context.
Jemima completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (in Visual Arts) with Honours at QUT. In 2007, she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from The California Institute of Arts in Los Angeles, made possible with the Anne and Gordon Samstag Scholarship.
Jemima has exhibited throughout Australia and internationally. Past exhibitions were held at Steve Turner Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Plimsoll Gallery (Hobart), 21st Century Museum of Art (Japan) and The Getty (Los Angeles). Jemima’s work has also been included as part of the 17th Biennale of Sydney, and in 2012, for Liverpool Biennial, she was commissioned by FACT to make Collective Coverings, Communal Skin. This large-scale project was generously supported by The Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Grant. In 2014 Jemima was commissioned by the Children’s Art Centre at GOMA to make Pattern Bandits. In 2005, she formed the collaborative duo, CamLab with Anna Mayer, and together they recently participated in the Engagement Party series at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.