2016 Fellow: Mark Hilton
International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP)
Area of study: Sculpture, Painting and Drawing
Mark Hilton is a contemporary artist and is currently part of the Ground Floor residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York. Hilton’s practice is driven by a fascination with the passage between the impossible and the inevitable.
Hilton has exhibited widely, including Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Canberra Contemporary Art Spaces, Canberra; Galerie Petronas, Kuala Lumpur; The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne and Careof, Milano. He has undertaken several residencies, including at Viafarini Galerie, Milano, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne and CoLab Projects, Texas.
2014 Fellow: Aaron Cooper
University of Melbourne/Parson, The New School for Design
Area of study: Sculpture, Installation and Photography
Aaron Cooper is a contemporary artist who undertook a Masters of Fine Art at Parsons, The New School for Design in New York. Working across sculpture, installation and photography. His practice investigates social, spatial and urban conditions from intersections of art and architecture. He has received recognition from the Australia Council for the Arts, Bill Perrin Sculpture Foundry Prize, Ironside Studios Award and Victoria Harbour Young Artists Initiative.
2013 Fellow: Jessie English
Sydney College of Arts / Parsons, The New School
Area of study: Photography
Jessie English is a photographer who did her Masters Program in Fine Arts at Parsons, The New School. Her practice manipulates photography to investigate power structures, gender, and the nature of public and private memory. She has exhibited her photomedia and installation works in Sydney, Berlin, Malmo, New York, and London. Jessie holds an undergraduate degree in Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts.
2012 Fellow: Caitlin Breare
University of Melbourne/ New York University
Area of Study: Art Conservation
Caitlin Breare pursued her Masters of Conservation at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her study involved using technical analyses, in combination with historical research to help understand materials and techniques of artists and inform treatment decisions for artworks, as well as practical training in various treatment methods. Her specific interests include the parallels between 19th century American and Australian painters’ techniques, and the relation between visual perception and conservation theory/practice.