CrossXpollinatioN: One on one mentoring with Meaghan Shelton

Next date: Friday, 21 June 2024 | 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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Proudly brought to you by COPACC as part of CrossXpollinatioN 2024

Take your practice to the next level with multidisciplinary CrossXpollinatioN Feature Artist Meaghan Shelton

Whether you are an aspiring artist and unsure of where to start, a student with a passion for art, heading into your last years of secondary education, an established artist whose practice has been on the backburner due to family or other commitments and you are wanting a kick start, or a practicing artist wanting to open up the next creative chapter - this is for you!

A mentoring session with an established artist can offer clarity for your game plan, bring insights to new ideas and directives for your passion and help you grow your art practice.

Artist Meaghan Shelton brings over 30 years’ experience within the creative arts industry to share and enlighten other creatives of the myriad ways one can approach their creativity. Meaghan possesses a wealth of material and academic knowledge, conceptual development and industry pathways. As part of CrossXpollinatioN 2024, together with COPACC, she invites artists at all stages of their practice to engage with her in conversational, one to one mentor sessions. Her professional approach is casual and supportive in assisting you find your artistic pathway. 

The sessions will run for 1 hour each, starting from 9am through to 4pm with 1 hour for lunch from 12pm - 1pm.

 

Each participant will also receive a synopsis of the session, compiled by Meaghan and sent via email. 

More about Meaghan Shelton

Artist Biography - Meaghan Shelton

Meaghan Shelton is a transdisciplinary Visual Artist, curator/educator-collaborator. Her practice traverses fashion, photography, painting, sculpture and community engagement to unlace art historical narratives of the ways in which women and nature have been represented in the domestic sphere. Her practice draws the threads of women's experience across time to access ancestral knowledge beyond the realms of personal identity toward an immersive transpersonal, deep connection to self and nature.

 

This creative process accessed via her practice unravels historical conflations of both woman and nature as culture's Others. In re- crafting connections between women and nature she redresses inner landscapes of the feminine as place. Meaghan merges the aesthetic languages of painting and sculpture to express the tactile, utilitarian aspects of craft practices as conduits for the organic process of creative practice. She considers autoethnography as a reparative, decolonizing lens conjoined with intersectional feminism to untie the diasporic threads of her Anglo-Celtic/Australian heritage. A multiple award-winning artist, Meaghan exhibits nationally, her work is held in both public- including commissioned work for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, and private collections in Australia and overseas. She is the recipient of multiple residencies and grant awards including a 12-month Warner Brothers artist in Residence Gold Coast QLD and the prestigious Arts Queensland Showcase Award 2018. Most recently she was awarded the Du Rietz Art Prize for painting Gympie Regional Gallery S.E. Queensland 2023, the Dorothy Birt Award Scholarship 2023 Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, she was also awarded the Du Rietz Sculpture Prize in 2019. In 2022 Lorne Community Connect, with the support of the Surf Coast Shire Covid Recovery Grant, appointed Meaghan to create a pilot residency to establish an ongoing artist-in-residence program in Lorne. Amongst her curatorial invitations- Rites of Passage 2019, most recently co-curator for the international exhibition Unconnected Yet- Lorne, and Stilling Time, Sensing Place Photographic Prize and Exhibition.

 

Meaghan is a PhD Candidate in Creative, Practice led Research with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Master of Fine Art by Research with QUT and BFA (Painting Major) with The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Visit her website here and make sure you follow her on Facebook and instagram.

 

 


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Venue: COPACC Green Room


Duration: 9am - 4pm


Prices: Tickets$130 per session

When

  • Friday, 21 June 2024 | 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Location

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac, 3250, View Map

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