Internships and Secondments
As part of the Supermassive program, Aphids offers annual secondments and internships to early career artists and producers.
Internship - Danielle Reynolds
Danielle Reynolds will work with Aphids on parade project Howl
. She is an emerging artist who works across multi-disciplinary installation and performance that is interested in failure, futility, endurance and queerness. Having completed a Bachelor of Art (Fine Arts) at RMIT University: with a semester on exchange at Chelsea College of Arts (University of Arts London), she will commence her Honours year at VCA in 2016. Recently she performed On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams as a part of 'A. Time-based Exhibition', curated by Arie Rain Glorie. As an avid spectator and enthusiast of past works by Aphids and a keen interest in the social role of art which they explore, Danielle is delighted by the opportunity to undertake the Supermassive Internship with Aphids for their upcoming project Howl. Danielle has also has worked as an assistant on the Moomba parade.
Internship - Jasmine Proust
Jasmine is an artist, curator and midwife. For her internship with Aphids, she undertook research investigation into connections between Australia and the Caribbean for Crawl Me Blood
. Research was undertaken via the Internet at Headquarters, as well as collections at the Melbourne City Library, The State Library of Victoria and at the Docklands Library during a weeklong residency there. Images were sought for glasshouses in the botanical gardens, also Caribbean art and images of woman involved in botany. These were collated onto Pinterest boards. Content was sought on the history of the botanical gardens in Darwin, Adelaide and Hobart, as well as Women in Botany in Australia. Some fantastic women were discovered including Olive Pink, a botanical and feminist hero who was a passionate advocate for Aborigines.
Internship - Rebecca McCauley
In 2014, Rebecca McCauley continued her 2013 graphic design internship with Aphids, producing the branding and promotional material for The Drive-In Project. The major project of Rebecca’s internship was a collaboration with Liz Dunn to produce a 50 page publication based on the creative processes and research behind the Flyway project. The book was launched at the Wheeler Centre in April and has been distributed to peers and presenters from Australia and abroad at local and international meetings such as the IETM in Melbourne and during the Flyway tour to Operadagen Rotterdam and the International Theatre Festival in Bulgaria. It is also available here
Secondment - Robyn McPherson
Aphids offered a Stage-Design Secondment to Robyn McPherson working on Aphids' major performance presentation for the year, Game Show, which premiered at the Festival of Live Art (FOLA) in March. Robyn worked closely alongside the show’s Assistant Designer, Yvette Turnball, throughout the performance season.
Secondment – Alistair Watts
Alistair worked as a performer and props designer with Aphids during the CultureLab development of Game Show at Arts House.