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Artist in Residence – Julie Thompson

Having Graduated in Surface Pattern Design in 1983, Julie Thompson has worked as a textile designer and also held many fine Art exhibitions since then.  Now her work is evolving from her textile and fine art to become more abstract, taking influence from colour, texture and form to create new artwork.

Julie now aims to work with and upon reclaimed and recycled materials, such as sweet wrappers and cardboard, taking her inspiration from yoga, dance, verse and nature, merging together her loves to become new forms of artwork and expression. 

Julie dances regularly and has taught dance from around the world for adult education and special needs in the past.  She utilised her time at Nes to explore some create dance ideas, choreography and improvisation, being able to explore her love of dance and yoga and create and perform at open studio a strong piece of dance improvisation about a journey to self called “Emergence “with support and help from Kerryn.
Contact: ahimsa.arts@icloud.com

Artist in Residence – Karen Jiang

Karen Jiang is a visual artist whose research interest is centered on apparel design, the materiality of garments, and the physicality of sound. Her approach seeks to delve into the invisible tensions that exist between time, space, people, and Earth.

 Her practice is deeply rooted in the geological impermanent transformations of temporal ephemerality, flow, and movement in Nature: the extent to which everything on Earth exists in delicate equipoise. “I will be taking inspiration directing from the Skagastrond landscape, the pure vast arctic ocean that expands before me and the mountains that sharply define this landscape.” Do take a stroll around her website karenjiang.com