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Aphids Indigenous Artist Mentorship
Aphids supports emerging Indigenous artists in Australia to develop their interdisciplinary arts practices. Aphids provides financial and organisational support for recipient artists to expand their practice, skills and networks through a mentorship with an experienced artist.
Hannah Brontë received an Aphids Supermassive mentorship. Supported by a partnership with Next Wave Festival and Footscray Community Arts Centre, Hannah worked with multimedia artist Kate Geck towards the development of a new work for the 2016 Next Wave Festival.
Hannah Brontë completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture, at Queensland College of Art in 2013. Her works include body painting, photography, experimental video art, sound works and deconstructed banners. Recently her work has looked at natural fibres, specifically working with other worldly body adornment. Other new works examine female empowerment through distinguishing the new roles and expectations of young women today. Specifically, Hannah has explored the language in popular culture, hip-hop and slang regarding women. This research led to her graduate piece entitled Cuntmafia. This series is ongoing and she hopes to continue it internationally with other active female artists.
Aphids Supermassive program provides mentorships with funding support from the Margaret Lawrence Bequest.
Previous recipients are Jason Davidson, Don Bemrose and Maurial Spearim.
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