Inspired by Brisbane poet Nathan Shepherdson, the Museum’s current Artist-in-Residence Arryn Snowball has created a series of striking text works now on show.
While Artist-in-Residence at the Museum, Arryn Snowball drew on conversations with friend, Brisbane poet, Nathan Shepherdson which were inspired by the Queensland fishing bible, Grant’s Guide to Fishes, as the catalyst for a series of work that explores text as a subject and basis for his painting practice
The final work, Mammoth features text abstracted into a series of shapes, broken patterns and rhythms and is new territory for Snowball’s practice.
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.
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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