Museum of Brisbane welcomes Arryn Snowball as our current Artist-in-Residence. Come and visit Arryn as he creates a new work inspired by the poetry of Brisbane’s Nathan Shepherdson.
Arryn Snowball is Museum of Brisbane’s current Artist-in-Residence.
Snowball is a multidisciplinary artist whose paintings and new media works often begin as meditations on simple phenomena such as sheets blowing in the wind or steam rising from a kettle. Recently his works have been inspired by the words of Brisbane poet Nathan Shepherdson and during his residency at Museum he will be working closely with Shepherdson to grow his current work Mammoth. The work draws on their 10 year dialogue and explores text as the subject and basis of his painting practice.
Mammoth features text abstracted into a series of shapes, broken patterns and rhythms and is new territory for Snowball’s practice. The residency will culminate in an exhibition from 8 December 2017 to 4 February 2018.
Arryn has a Doctorate of Visual Arts from the Queensland College of Art, where he taught painting from 2005-2012. He has been awarded the Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship, from the Queensland Art Gallery (2004), a year in residence at the Tokyo National School of Art and Music (2008), the Australia Council’s residency in Rome (2013). His work has been included in group exhibitions in Australia, Europe and Japan. Arryn currently divides his time between Australia and Berlin.
Museum of Brisbane’s Artist-in-Residence was launched in June 2017 and is a month-long residency, followed by an exhibition, open to artists and creatives from all disciplines.
To find out more about the program or how to apply, visit our information page.
Museum of Brisbane’s Artist-in-Residence program is generously supported by Mr Tim Fairfax AC and donors.
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