Five young creative people from the region have been offered places in this exciting statewide program. They will receive mentoring, ideas for career pathways and training, skill-building, networking and at the end of the year a showcase of their new work.
The talents are:
Visual artist Kasey Tudor from Stanhope, who uses new techniques to portray birds and is interested in a career as an artmaker.
Filmmaker Thomas Ryan from Muswellbrook who explores genre and themes in fresh ways, with a comedic bent.
Juniper Martin from Wallarobba who divides her interest between film and music, with her work confronting existential dilemmas of our time.
Graphic artist Andy Dang from Glenridding, whose art allows him to go beyond the strictures of language.
Indigenous artist Emily Smallmon from Scone, who is hoping to grow her skills in photography, envisaging her work as a bridge between cultures.
AUH is proud to be part of this program, and the artists are thrilled too. As Kasey Tudor tells us: “I have just completed my HSC and am now going to take a gap year in 2024 to let my brain rest for a bit and explore more creative projects beyond the constraints of study. … I am super excited to see where this program takes me in my creative journey!”
Horizons – Creative Industries Career Launchpad is funded through the Regional Youth Incentive Program of the Office of Regional Youth and the NSW Regional Arts Network.
The Regional Arts Network (RAN) consists of 15 Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADO’s) supporting and advocating for arts development and engagement across Regional NSW. Find out more about the network.
Image: Kasey Tudor, image courtesy the artist.