ADELAIDE CITY LIBRARY – FRANCIS STREET RESIDENCY


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The Adelaide City Library has had a number of artist residencies in the last couple of years. They aim to both engage their community of users, creatively, and develop outcomes that can invigorate their Francis Street entrance (just off of Rundle Mall). Over the next couple of months I will be working together with the City Library on a project that will result in a fantastic cargo tricycle that will make its home in Francis Street between June and August this year. The premise of my project is to engage the notion of ‘Ideas for machines to save a city’ (of which I believe a bicycle may be). Drawings, notes and ideas developed during workshop sessions will form the external embellishment of a structure that will be carried by the machine that I am making.

I will be hosting a series of public workshops at the City Library as part of the process.
Session times and further information can be viewed here-
http://www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/whats-on/event/jimmy-dodd-ideas-for-machines-to-save-a-city

RADIO ADELAIDE INTERVIEW – SALA FESTIVAL CENTRE RESIDENCY



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CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO A PODCAST OF A RECENT RADIO INTERVIEW WITH JENNIE LENMAN

FINE PRINT – ADVENTURE ART


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Thanks to the great team at fine print magazine for the invitation to contribute to their latest issue which approaches the theme of ‘place’. I have written a short piece that explores some of my sense of place, particularly ideas of exploring space, adventures, art and their possible intersections. This issue also features contributions from Jenna McKenzie (SA), Kate Moskwa (SA) and Sera Waters (SA).

You can check it out at the following link.
http://www.fineprintmagazine.com/current/#/adventure-art/

THE BICYCLE AS DISSIDENT OBJECT – ARTLINK ARTICLE



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Nice to get airtime next to Wei Wei, especially on our shared passion for bicycles! Check the link for a great article written by Laura Fisher for the latest issue of Artlink magazine.
https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4433/the-bicycle-as-dissident-object/

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ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE – SALA RESIDENCY – FRED WILLIAMS MURRAY RIVER MURALS


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I am happy to announce that I have been awarded the annual South Australian Living Artist festival’s artist-in-residence at the Adelaide Festival Centre which will culminate in outcomes during August of this year. The basic premise of my residency is to respond to Fred Williams’ Murray River murals which are displayed in the foyer of the building and were commissioned as part of the original Festival Centre build. I am a great fan of Williams’ painting and have always been enamored by the story of his houseboat journey down the Murray that he took in order to develop studies for the work. The image below, taken in 1972, is one that has always captured my imagination.

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I plan to undertake a similar journey in preparation for making my own work, though approach will be a little less glamorous. I am currently in the market for a rudimentary tinny with which to do some exploring. This residency period is also likely to feed into a bunch of future outcomes that I have been pondering. Specifically, I have been fantasizing about building some kind of pedal powered cross between a paddle steamer and a tinny – and the pursuit of a creative river journey of some kind.

Congratulations also go out to Jessie Lumb, Joy Levins and Nike Sperou who will also be undertaking SALA residencies this year. More details and a full media release can be found here –
http://www.salainc.com.au/media-releases.aspx
http://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/about-us/media-releases/james-dodd-announced-as-sala-festival-artist-in-residence-at-adelaide-festival-centre/

YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAMS – CARCLEW & ADELAIDE CENTRAL SCHOOL OF ART



Over the summer break I will be involved in a couple of youth arts programs, aim at artists under the age of 18. So, if you know some teenage artists that will otherwise be twiddling their thumbs during their school holidays and they would like some hot tips and mad skills, check out the links below.

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Adelaide Central School of Art – Summer Sessions 2016
Join artists James Dodd, Julia Robinson and Luke Thurgate for two days of art making at the Adelaide Central School of Art. Hosted in our award-winning campus, the Summer Sessions program is for teenagers aged 13 – 18. Rotate your way through 3 different workshops based on drawing, sculpture and painting.
More details here – http://www.acsa.sa.edu.au/fileadmin/public/pdfs/Summer_Sessions_V5_30-10-15__web_.pdf

Carclew – Explore Arts 2016
Explore Arts is a series of workshops delivering artistic and cultural experiences to children and young people aged 5 – 17. Workshops are offered during each two week school holiday period and during the January summer holidays. With a wide range of creative journeys to embark on, there is something for every aspiring artist at Carclew. The next series of Explore Arts workshops will be held 11 January – 22 January, 2016.
More details here – http://www.acsa.sa.edu.au/fileadmin/public/pdfs/Summer_Sessions_V5_30-10-15__web_.pdf

GOLD COAST ART PRIZE FINALIST


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This work has been selected as one of the finalists for this year’s Gold Coast Art Prize. There is a great list of artists involved – you can check out the details here - http://www.theartscentregc.com.au/whats-on/whats-on-items/gold-coast-art-prize-2015 This prize has a particular nuance in that, whilst an overall winner is announced, the prize is not attached to a lump of money, as is most commonly the case. The Prize spreads the love around by way of denoting a pool of $30k which has been put aside to purchase works from the final list of artists.

2015 TATIARA ART PRIZE FINALIST


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Straggler, 2015
Acrylic on canvas, 138 x 97cm

This work has been selected as a finalist, and highly commended, for the 2015 Tatiara Art Prize. Congratulations to Laura Wills for taking out the $10k first prize, and all of the other great finalists.
The exhibition is open until November 27, at the Civic Centre Walkway Gallery, Woolshed Street, Bordertown.

TUTTI ARTS – OZASIA FEST – SHEDDING LIGHT



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So many smiles and good times as part of this project! Check out all the pics here -

TUTTI ARTS – BUILD PROCESS SHOTS


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Lots of great shots up now from all of the Tutti Arts crew getting busy on recent Sepeda Lampu and Kaki Lima construction.