WAG X CHUNKY MOVE: Artist in Residence Program

Atlanta Eke & RDYSTDY
Thursday, 24 June 2021 to Sunday, 4 July 2021
George Lance Gallery

The Victorian Regional Artist Residency is an annual opportunity from Chunky Move and Warrnambool Art Gallery for artists residing in Victoria who have a minimum of 3 years professional experience. The aims of the residency are: to engage people with contemporary art and performance across Warrnambool and Melbourne; to propose new ways of thinking about what movement is and the role of movement artists in society, and to connect artists and their practice with the Warrnambool community. Warrnambool Art Gallery in partnership with Chunky Move are offering an exciting, multi-location artist residency opportunity from 15 to 22 June 2021 at Chunky Move Studios (Melbourne) and 24 June - 4 July 2021 at Warrnambool Art Gallery (Warrnambool). 

We are thrilled to announce Atlanta Eke as the 2021 recipient of the The Victorian Regional Artist Residency.

Atlanta will spend her residency developing a new work with dance and video. With the support of Creative New Zealand (CNZ), she will work with video artists Hana Miller and Jacob Perkins of RDYSTDY to question: Where is the surface of a dance? How does the dissonance between the seeing and feeling of the physical body program new pathways? Experimenting with her interior and exterior interfaces, she will explore where thresholds begin and end within and beyond the limitations of the dancing body. 

Sunday 4 July 12–1 pm
Performance: Work-in-development showing: Atlanta Eke and RDYSTDY
Bookings via eventbrite

Sunday 4 July 1–2 pm
Conversation: Antony Hamilton, Chunky Move Artistic Director and Co-CEO with resident artist Atlanta Eke
Bookings via eventbrite

2019: Rosalind Crisp (read about her residency here). 

Image: Atlanta Eke, Mother Holding Something Horrific - The Dance, 2017. Photo: Zan Wimberley