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Panel Discussion – The Mythology of the Artist’s Studio

On Wednesday 4 April 2018, Bridging Hope Charity Foundation presented a lively panel discussion with leaders of Australia’s contemporary art scene, hosted in one of Sydney’s fastest growing creative precincts, TWT Creative Precinct.

The second in the public program series, ‘The Mythology of the Artist’s Studio’, dealt with the tradition of making art in a studio, and focused on some mythologies around the artist studio.

Three of Australia’s leading contemporary artists Abdul Abdullah, Joan Ross, and Caroline Rothwell shared their stories with Art Advisor/Curator Natalia Bradshaw, on how strange magic happens in their studios. All agreed that being an artist is a serious profession that requires much discipline – and that having a good studio like those at the TWT Creative Precinct allows them to further push their art practice.

The discussion also covered:

  • The mystique of the artist’s studio
  • Why studios are critical to artistic output
  • Stereotypes around artist studios
  • The studio as a stage for art making
Panelists L-R: Abdul Abdullah, Joan Ross, Caroline Rothwell & Natalia Bradshaw


Couldn’t make it? Listen to the recording from the night.

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

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