Creative Arts and Humanities artist's forum 


Brisbane-based visual artist Mandy Ridley presents a forum on her overseas residency experience, among other topics, on Tuesday 22 April from 12pm to 1pm.

Brisbane-based visual artist Mandy Ridley creates both exhibition and permanently installed public artworks. Her art practice has been significantly informed by overseas residency experience and explores notions of authorship and varying models of artistic collaboration, often working across cultures.

The artworks show her particular interest is in the notion of the handmade object within a cultural context. Issues of craft and appropriation are recurring themes, however, the central focus of the work is exploring the relationships between individuals. This idea is extended to the production of the artwork that values all those who contribute to the process.

The artwork attempts to establish points of resonance between people of differing cultural experience, by a shared appreciation for colour, pattern and craft. Recent public art projects have utilised new technologies to translate the work into a greater scale.

This forum takes place in room 1, building 22, (C22.01/Blue 1, room 1), Casuarina campus, Charles Darwin University.