I will have a work, Votives for Little Hans, exhibiting at the Canberra Museum and Gallery as part of the exhibition Pulse: Reflections on the body. The exhibition is curated by Mark Bayly and is open from 18 October 2014 to 22 February 2015.
I will be exhibiting work in progress as the result of my collaboration with Dr Russell A Barrow, Organic Chemistry of Natural Systems, Research School of Chemistry, and Dr Tim Brook in the School of Computer Science as part of my involvement in the inaugural year of the Vice Chancellor’s College Visiting Artist Fellowship.
I am hugely grateful to Asialink for awarding me the inaugural residency to the Kyoto Art Center in Kyoto, Japan. I am also very grateful to the funding support provided by Arts ACT and The Japan Foundation. I will be spending 3 months in Japan from October 2014 researching Japanese aesthetics of immateriality and Shinto and Buddhist practices. I will update progress of the residency and research through the Asialink tag here: http://litmus.jaykochel.com/tag/asialink/
I am very grateful to Arts ACT and the Arts panel for awarding me a Project Funding Grant for 2014. The grant will contribute towards the production of a new body of work and the purchase of materials, a laboratory oven for the annealing of plastics and a studio wage. The new work will follow current research into smell, air and aroma, as elements through which concepts of the immaterial might be understood. This research will continue my fellowship research conducted at The Australian National University on smell aroma, and translation of the senses.
Arts ACT, on behalf of the ACT Government, awards many other worthy recipients as part of the annual funding round. More information can be found here.
I have been awarded one of six fellowships in the first year of a unique series of fellowships at The Australian National University. I am grateful for the support and the opportunity to work with Dr Russell A Barrow, Organic Chemistry of Natural Systems, Research School of Chemistry, and Dr Tim Brook in the School of Computer Science.
Supported by funding from the Vice-Chancellor, this innovative five year Scheme is the first of its kind in an Australian University, and demonstrates the high regard in which visual arts and practice-led research is held at the ANU. It aims to promote collaborative research between disciplines in the University and provide opportunities for developing future trans-disciplinary ARC funded projects in which practice-led research and creative design logic would be embedded.