Aphids' Supermassive Mentorships are designed to support regional Australian artists and artists from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. Aphids provides artistic and administrative support to artists developing new interdisciplinary art works. In 2014 and 2015 Aphids has partnered with Next Wave to deliver mentorships to emerging artists.
The 2015 Indigenous Artist Mentorship recipient is Hannah Bronte who was mentored by Kate Geck and supported with residency space through Footscray Community Arts Centre. Find out more about Hannah’s mentorship and project for the 2015 Next Wave Festival HERE
The 2014 Regional Artist Mentorship recipient was Tasmanian artist Dylan Sheridan. This mentorship was delivered in a new partnership with Next Wave. Continuing his association with Aphids, Dylan was mentored by Martyn Coutts and Willoh S. Weiland, towards the presentation his critically acclaimed work, Terminal, as part of the Next Wave Festival.