Interview starts at approximately 57:00 mins
This week on FORUM we have Tas Wansbrough coming in to talk to us about her art practice, along with her experience in teaching art within the community.
Tas is a practising artist whose disciplines relate to sculpture and installation art, and was a featured artist in the inaugural Biennale of Australian Art (BOAA) with ‘The Good Room’; that was a metaphor for the sentimental value that is held in the ornaments and trinkets of family heirlooms, items that are still loved, but hold little financial value in our current throw-away society.
Tas obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) from the Federation University Australia – Arts Academy and is furthering her studies in a Master of Secondary Teaching.
In recent times Tas was awarded the Hugh D.T. Williamson Scholar, the Sir Albert Coates Award, the J.H. Pryor Prize, the National Association for Visual Arts Award for Professional Practice, and in 2015 Tas received the Arts Academy Overseas Travel Award, allowing her to travel to Italy to stay at the British School at Rome and the marble quarries of Carrara to study stone carving.
Tas’s art practice extends to teaching, where she teaches at Box Hill Institute within Corrections Victoria, specialising in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Art coursework; and has worked extensively as a contract experiential art educator, providing site-specific art experiences in the Melbourne CBD for High School aged children from across Metro and Regional Victoria.
Join us to listen to the specialised art practice of Tas and her relationship with art and the community.
MON (AEST) 8:30 – 10 pm. STREAM www.kissfm.com.au – LISTEN NOW
Text: Tas Wansbrough and Federation University, Arts Academy | Edited Lee-Ann Joy
Photo: Lee-Ann Joy, from ‘The Good Room’, taken at BOAA (Biennale of Australian Art), 2018.
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