An invitational exhibition curated by Mish Meijers, 2015 Artist-in-Residence at Claremont College, of artworks by students and teachers. In 2015 Mish Meijers spent six months as an artist in residence at
An invitational exhibition curated by Mish Meijers, 2015 Artist-in-Residence at Claremont College, of artworks by students and teachers.
In 2015 Mish Meijers spent six months as an artist in residence at Claremont College as part of an Artist in School program funded federally and managed through Arts Tasmania. Whatever her expectations of school life were soon dissolved as she acclimated into the environment, occupying an extremely privileged position in that world – not quite teacher or student but something else entirely.
That time allowed her to witness extraordinary levels of commitment and dedication, and it is with that in mind that the exhibition Symbiosis was developed in order to show that the exchange of knowledge rarely travels in one direction.
Meijers has curated a selection of students’ work that had developed in symbiosis with her own time at the school, and which she was able to watch develop all the way to completion. Additionally, all four Claremont College art teachers will showcase their own practices, as a way for their students to get to know their work outside of the classroom, and also to acknowledge the balancing act that these art teachers have to undertake between attending their own art practices and those of their students.
Symbiosis continues the long-standing partnership between the Moonah Arts Centre and Claremont College.
Please join the Moonah Arts Centre, Claremont College and Mish Meijers as she opens this exhibition at 6pm, Thursday 4 August.
Symbiosis will run until Saturday, 13 August and is free for all to enjoy.
Artwork (detail) untitled, Chloe Bester, 2016.
4 (Thursday) 6:00 pm - 13 (Saturday) 3:00 pm
Moonah Arts Centre
27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009