FELTspace is pleased to present a new installation by Jasmin Coleman(with audio by Cara-Ann Simpson) for a one night only pop-up exhibition on Wednesday 23rd Feb.
Jasmin Coleman is an emerging visual artist from Brisbane, QLD. Her hybrid art practice shifts between large-scale installations, sculptures and painting. Jasmin employs, dislocates and appropriates a variety of ‘common’ materials and processes used within the construction industry. She is interested in the potential value of their innate transformative properties to discuss notions of flux in contemporary society and within the context of contemporary art.
In 2010 Jasmin moved to Adelaide from Brisbane to undertake an 11 month informal mentorship at George St Studios, Thebarton with established Adelaide-based public artists Tony Rosella and Greg Healey. Under the guidance of her mentors Jasmin will develop new manual skills to enable her to realise ambitious new artworks for temporary and permanent public art projects and exhibitions. In 2011 Jasmin will also be showcasingStabilisers in four locations across Australia – Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Coleman participated in The Jump National Mentoring Program facilitated by Youth Arts Queensland (2010). During this time she was mentored by Brisbane based visual and public artist; Lincoln Austin. Since completing formal studies in Fine Art (2004) her artwork has been curated in many group exhibitions both locally and interstate. She was selected as a top 10 finalist in the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards (2010), was a Finalist in The Churchie National Emerging Art Exhibition (2009) and also LAUNCH: Clayton Utz Travelling Scholarship exhibition held at Metro Arts, Brisbane (2009). Coleman has participated in a number of interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Recently Jasmin has been commissioned by the Brisbane City Council and Museum of Brisbane to develop a temporary public artwork, which will be displayed in the new Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Busway in late 2011.
Cara-Ann Simpson (b. 1985) is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture, sound, space and the participant. Cara-Ann is concerned with modes of listening/hearing in social situations and how people interact with sound. In 2010, Cara-Ann received an ArtStart grant from the Australia Council for the Arts to attend the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo (ICME2010, Singapore) where she presented a paper with collaborator Eva Cheng (research engineer) on an interactive sound installation. The Janet Holmes á Court Artists’ Grant Scheme supported the development of this installation in 2009, and Cara-Ann was subsequently featured in Real Time Magazine’s online Studio section.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts First Class Honours from the University of Southern Queensland in 2008, and received the University of Southern Queensland Faculty of Art – Visual Arts medal in 2007. Simpson was the recipient of the Hobday and Hingston Bursary from the Queensland Art Gallery in 2007 for being the most promising undergraduate student from a Queensland tertiary art course. Cara-Ann also received the Asia-Pacific Golden Key International Honours Society Visual & Performing Arts Sculpture Award (2008), and was short-listed in the Wilson HTM National Art Prize (2009), and Agendo (2009).
Simpson has had a number of solo exhibitions, sound releases and been involved in numerous performances and group shows within Australia, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. Cara-Ann is the 2011-2012 Electrofringe Co-Producer (annual electronic arts festival and year-round programming), and is currently working on several collaborative and solo projects in Melbourne, Australia.