THE BOARD OF CONSTANCE
Priscilla Beck is an artist and writer currently based in Hobart, Tasmania. Priscilla completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Queensland College of Art, Brisbane in 2011, and received Honours (first class) from the University of Tasmania, Tasmanian College of the Arts in 2016. Priscilla was a founding member of Addition ARI, currently sits on the board of Constance ARI, and was an Artist In Residence at UTas in 2017. Her work has been shown both locally and interstate. She currently holds a studio at Contemporary Art Tasmania.
Priscilla creates subtle, object based installations that work with the inherent qualities of materials and space to dictate how they will be manifest. Making associations between things and things, between materials and space, between ideas and objects, her works are self-referential to the point of nonexistence, yet each retains the potential to act as allegories on the nature of things. Through their relationship to process and material, the absence of overt didacticism, and their apparent rejection of a cohesive medium, the works incidentally critique the space they occupy in the art world. There is an innate self-consciousness in each work that speaks to the problems of being human, and of being a human making art.
Pirrin Francis is an artist and arts worker currently based in Hobart, Tasmania. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the Queensland University of Technology in 2011 and has exhibited interstate and internationally. Prior to moving to Tasmania, Pirrin worked at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern art in Brisbane as a public program’s officer where she had the opportunity to work on programming for the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial and the GOMA turns 10 Summer festival in 2017.
In her practice, Pirrin uses installation, video, sound and small sculpture to present personal narratives using material derived from ephemeral experiences like dreams and recollections. She is really interested in trying to re-inhabit these transient experiences as a means to explore ideas of belonging, place and identity.
Rebecca is an artist, art educator and administrator. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the University of Newcastle in 2010 and a Master of Art Curatorship at the University of Sydney in 2013. Rebecca moved to Hobart to work as an Art Educator at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, where she started the TMAG Children’s Festival. She now works as the Visual Arts Program Officer at the Moonah Arts Centre.
Tasmanian born artist Liam James completed his Bachelor of Contemporary Art at the University of Tasmania in 2010 with Honours from the Australian National University in Canberra in 2012. Now based in Hobart, he has shown work in various galleries across Tasmania, and has exhibited nationally and internationally.
He has an accompanying curatorial practice that has seen him involved with artist run initiatives, and project based exhibitions that inform and compliment his practice. James works primarily with photography, creating evocative scenes and portraits rich with references to Australian art history, his personal identity and the wider canon of art. Each image cleverly critiques its place in this dialogue, and provokes questions from the viewer about the discomfort of belonging, and our understanding of art and local history as it is presented to us and by whom.
Emma Luimes is a local freelance writer. She graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Masters in Journalism, Media and Communications. She currently writes for Warp, the Tasmanian Arts Guide and Undertow. She has previously written for Aphra, New Spotlight, The Holland Times, Togatus and The Apple.
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Pippa Mott (1990, Melbourne, Australia) is an emerging curator, currently living and working in Hobart, Tasmania. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts (2009-2012) from the University of Sydney, majoring in Archaeology and Art History, and completed further study in the field of Curatorship at the Royal College of Art in London.
In her current role as Curatorial Assistant at The Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), Pippa curates and project manages a wide range of museum exhibitions, site-specific artworks, and festival projects. Previously, she has held roles at the Art & Australia Magazine, The Festivalists, Ecomuseum Cap de Cavalleria, The Nicholson Museum and the Australian Museum, and participated in a curatorial residency program at AiR 351 in Cascais, Portugal.
Nadege Philippe-Janon is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Hobart, Tasmania. Her practice explores the inextricably interlinked nature of systems, beings and materials, and spans across 2D/3D, installation, animation and video.
Emily-Rose is a young professional and creative living and working in Hobart, Tasmania. She is currently working as the Music Cluster Administrator at Mona following a 2.5 year stint in Functions Sales and Administration.
Prior to relocating to Hobart in early 2016, Emily-Rose was situated in the north of Tasmania, working with the likes of Junction Arts Festival, Sawtooth ARI, Stompin Youth, Party in the Paddock Festival, Falls Festival and The Village Festival, whilst completing a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with UTAS. Her skillset spans the realms of communications, programming, administration, artist liaising and event management. Her creative inclinations lean towards place attachment, psychogeography and understanding of home.