Artist in Residence – Johanna van der Linden

“I am a Melbourne based print-maker and recent graduate from Australian Catholic University’s Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Teaching degree. My practice combines traditional printmaking mediums with more contemporary mixed media approaches.

My work explores ritual, the corporeal and the everyday. Through the cathartic processes of recording and printing, I examine concepts of connection, memory, human frailty and intimacy.

During this residency, I will continue my exploration of these themes but will experiment with print making techniques directly in the Icelandic landscape, using the ice as a surface for creating prints. The location of this residency in rural Northern Iceland will give me the opportunity to further explore the body and its relationship to the natural world.”