Wednesday 28 April, 11am
Location: Online via Zoom
Presenters: 2020 Guildhouse Fellow Sera Waters and Assistant Director, Artistic Programs AGSA, Lisa Slade with Q&A by Guildhouse CEO Emma Fey
Join 2020 Guildhouse Fellow Sera Waters and AGSA Associate Director, Artistic Programs, Lisa Slade as they discuss the impact of a Fellowship on an artist’s practice. Learn more about what the Guildhouse Fellowship can do for your practice and how to shape your application for the best chance at success.
This session is followed by a Q&A with Guildhouse CEO, Emma Fey, responding to enquiries about current open call out of The Guildhouse Fellowship. Applications to the Fellowship close Monday June 14, 9am. All applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with Guildhouse Artistic Programs Manager Debbie Pryor before submitting.
Sera Waters’ practice is driven by an investigation of truth-telling, informed by her own settler colonial inheritances, made manifest in home-craft, hand-based folk ingenuity, décor, pattern and textiles. Arcing from the historical evidence to contemporary manifestations, Waters casts light on these seemingly innocuous and unofficial objects as potent reminders of normalised traditions and hierarchies of gender and colonisation. As Waters explains, ‘Led by a feminist ethics of care and literally taking matter into my hands, I transform matter to present alternative pathways into a more survivable future.’
Sera is currently developing and creating new works as part of the Fellowship for presentation at AGSA in 2021.
The Guildhouse Fellowship
The Guildhouse Fellowship, valued at over $50,000, will be awarded annually to one South Australian mid-career visual artist, craftsperson or designer. The Fellowship is generously supported by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation and is presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA). More information on The Guildhouse Fellowship and how to apply can be found here, with FAQ’s here.