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Erin Dickson

Erin Dickson

Art Form: Sculpture

Residency Year: 2024

Lives / Works: ACT and UK

Exploring ideas of home through language, culture and vernacular architecture, Erin Dickson’s expansive practice engages tongue-in-cheek themes of ‘Britishness’, relating particularly to her birthplace in North East England.

Working in the space between craft and digital manufacture, she works both physically and virtually, from processing data to create 3D models to developing systems of correspondence. Through humour, Dickson’s sculpture, video and installations soften deliberately provocative subject matter including British class systems, AI bias, intimacy, community, and isolation.

Her work has been exhibited internationally, most notably at Glasstress, a collateral event of the Venice Biennale, as well as at the Royal Academy of Arts, UK, BWA Wroclaw, Poland, and FACT Liverpool, UK. She has received international grants and awards including an Honorary Diploma from the Jutta Cuny Foundation, Germany, The Kyohei Fujita Memorial Prize from Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark, and a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England.

In Residence at Bundanon

I will be exploring the creation of ephemeral micro-climates combining local environmental knowledge, traditional craft techniques, and digital technologies including 3d scanning and printing.

Utilizing the transitory properties of craft materials clay (earth) and glass (fire), when combined with submersion (water) and smoke (air) respectively, ephemeral documents of everyday life will be created as a mirror of the environment which inspired them.

Manifested as a series of short-form videos, the residency will seek to re-present environmental concerns particular to the hyper-locale of Bundanon, such as erosion or natural and cultural burnings, using material sourced from its grounds through asset collection.

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