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Second Adelaide Studios Artist In Residence announced

31 August 2019

The recipient of the second Adelaide Studios Artist Residency is Adelaide Hills born multidisciplinary artist Madison Bycroft

Known for her video installations and sculptural work which often intersect, Bycroft is a multi award-winning artist whose work has been exhibited all over the world, most recently at this year’s Venice Biennale and the 2019 Milan Design and Architecture Triennale. Other exhibitions include Les Atelier de Rennes and CAC Brétigny, France; the Second Triennale of Beetsterzwag, Netherlands; the Liveworks Performance Act Award, Italy; The Institute of Contemporary Art in Singapore; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne.

“I am incredibly excited and honoured to be awarded the Adelaide Studio Artist Residency this year. As an artist primarily working independently on smaller projects, it is not only an opportunity for me to collaborate with a larger team, but to focus entirely on developing a major or long-form work,” Bycroft said.

“I am eager to see what is possible with this kind of support and I am deeply grateful for the space this gives me to develop my writing, image making, scenography, sound and my practice more generally, whilst learning from actors, technicians, cinematographers, score-writers and other industry professionals.”

SAFC Head of Production, Development, Attraction and Studios and Acting Chief Executive Amanda Duthie: “Madison is a brilliantly talented artist, and will be an exciting appointment to the Adelaide Studios Artist in Residency program. We can’t wait to welcome her into the studios to see what she creates.”

An initiative of the South Australian Film Corporation and Adelaide Studios in partnership with SALA Festival, the Samstag Museum of Art, and the University of South Australia with funding from Arts South Australia and Unitcare Services, the Adelaide Studios Artist Residency aims to nurture the production of new multi-disciplinary work bringing together art and screen, allowing a South Australian visual artist to develop and produce art of the moving image on site at the SAFC’s creative screen hub, Adelaide Studios. 

Bycroft follows inaugural recipient Amos Gebhardt.

Bycroft will discuss her Artist Residency and practice at an In Conversation event at Adelaide Studios during SALA 2020, and will exhibit her work in a world premiere screening season at the Samstag Museum of Art, UniSA during the 2021 SALA Festival.

Featured image: Madison Bycroft

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