Museums & Galleries Qld

Vicki Salisbury blogs from her International Fellowship at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Posted on: 17 May 2012

Vicki Salisbury, Director, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Art, Townsville, is undertaking a M&GSQ International Fellowship with the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, UK. You can follow Vicki on her own blog at

Vicki was fortunate to arrive in time for Artists in Residents, Alison McDonald, from Townsville and London Based artist Natasha Rosling to open their studios to present the works they created during their three month residency at the Arts Centre.

Vicki says “Natasha created a large scale installations from fabric, plaster, egg cartons, and paint. Her space was filled with colorful works and a real sense of fun. Alison’s work was created from plastic bottles, and inspired from sea kelp. Alison’s studio looked so elegant with artworks cleverly installed to make use of the unusual shape of the studio and light from a bank of low windows. Dozens of locals visited, including students, art centre lecturers, international and local creatives.”

Vicki says “So I look forward to making the most of my time here, building relationships for future Umbrella and international collaborations and opportunities for Queensland artists”.

M&GSQ’s 2012 Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program is funded by Arts Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF is a joint Queensland Government and Local Government partnership to support local arts and culture.

Go to the M&GSQ website, for an announcement about all the recipients of the 2012 Mentorship, Exchange and Fellowship Program.


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