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#41: Helen Hardess & Jude Roberts: arts power duo


Visual artists Helen Hardess and Jude Roberts sit down with Jonathan O'Brien to talk about responding to nature, presenting those responses, and the process of doing it all together.

Helen Hardess is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Art, Queensland College of Art majoring in Sculpture. Using a process-driven methodology in a spatial practice, she explores the layered and contesting social, cultural and economic responses to land, natural resources and the environment.

Jude Roberts is an artist who teaches across the mediums of drawing and print media in Brisbane and regional areas. The artesian waters of Australia are the focus of her work having lived at and experienced areas of the phenomena that is the Great Artesian Basin.

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#40 – Lachlan McKee: 'It felt natural to create work in conversation with the room'


Visual artist and curator Lachlan McKee sits down with Jonathan O'Brien to talk about the curative process of creation, compartmentalisation, fashion, and the tactility of found objects.

Lachlan McKee is concerned with concepts of space, restraint, and tension between empty and resolute matter, whether that be physical or theoretical. He addresses this through a particularly sensitive treatment of materiality, utilising Launching <em>The Book of Dirt</em> by Bram Presser (November, 2017).<br />mediums from bitumen to charcoal. McKee was a finalist in the 2017 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Queensland College of Art.

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#39 – Jacinta Giles on capturing the affect of pulse


Multidisciplinary artist Jacinta Giles sits down with Jonathan O'Brien to discuss moving into art later in life, working with other people's images, and how to establish and maintain a critique group.

Currently a research candidate at Queensland College of Art, Jacinta Giles’s practice merges experimental photography, montage and cinematic stills to interrogate the contemporary experience of fear. Her interests lie in exploring how the Void is manifesting itself in emergent ways within the visual language of fear and traverses’ concepts from fine art, theatre, cinema, and philosophy.

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#38 – Adele Grobler Dellit: 'People have a preconceived idea of what a Christian is'


Christian contemporary artist Adele Grobler Dellit talks to House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien about what it's like to be an artist before and after finding faith.

Adele's work focuses on her relationship with God. After becoming a Christian in 2016, it became clear to her that there are very few Contemporary Christian artists. She explores what Contemporary Christian paintings look like, through her own testimony and hermeneutically studying scripture.

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#37 – Kailum Graves: 'My art almost got me sued'


Digitally-focused artist Kailum Graves talks to Jonathan O'Brien about the internet as a tool, curation as art, and the legality of copyright and appropriative works.

Kailum Graves is an emerging artist critically obsessed with the artifactual digital object. He works predominantly in the medium of photography and within the sphere of the photographic process, including large-scale video installations. His practice reflects the influence of technology on the photographic medium and sits resolutely within the context of future movements of contemporary photography. He wrote this in the third person.

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#36 – Rosie Funder: 'There was no one thing—it was a long process of shedding'


Writer Rosie Funder joins House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien to talk about uncertainty, monomaniacal bodybuilders, and the Melbourne-Brisbane divide (or lack thereof). Also Jack Vening. At the end we mention Jack Vening.

Rosie Funder is an emerging writer of creative non-fiction based in Melbourne and Brisbane. In 2015 Rosie completed her Honours at QUT, creating a body of work that explored notions of doubt and uncertainty in the essay form.

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#35 – Ellie-Lea Jansson asks: are our reactions to light learned or innate?


Interdisciplinary installation artist Ellie-Lea Jansson sits down with Jonathan O'Brien to discuss art-life balance, and how lighting affects our interactions with space.

Ellie-Lea’s practice currently explores the role of objects and their power to influence personal and societal identity. Experimenting with a range of processes including text based, digital and 3D mixed-media, she is transforming her practice from trained painter to multimodal artist. Intrinsic to all of these approaches is the selection of materials and methods for their inherent relationship with the ideas being examined. Ellie-Lea works at an institutional level within the arts and has studied Visual Arts, Film and Education. She has travelled and resided in many parts of Queensland and Australia and is currently Brisbane-based. Through investigating immersive methods that are both personal and vulnerable, her practice explores a subjective and at times interactive approach to art making that references her nomadic life and makes visible the fluid and collective notion of identity. 

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#34 – Julia Scott Green: 'I'm focussed on preserving the means to keep making'


Photographer extraordinaire Julia Scott Green sits down with Jonathan O'Brien to discuss the complexities of the information age, art as a historical artefact, and the different paths to 'emerging' as an artist.

Julia Scott Green is a visual artist who works with and investigates photography. She does so through commercial projects, communications education and in her personal visual arts practice. She has recently expanded into light installation inspired by her photographic work, and will be developing these ideas during her House Conspiracy residency.

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#33 – Kristian Santic: 'Great work accesses the invisible'


Physical theatre-maker and dancer Kristian Santic joins House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien to talk about liminality, enlightenment, and how money and clinical political correctness leads to bad art.

Kristian is a Brisbane-based performance artist specialising in the forms of Contact Improvisation, Theatre, and Dance Theatre with a strong curiosity for experimental and hybrid work. His current focus on collaboration and its direct translation into work yields cacophonous, collage-like performances that are heavily influenced by the utilisation of diverse modes of expressions. These works comprise of live projection, community participation/interaction, large-scale spectacle, installation, and cinematography.

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#32 – altform: a collective of identities


House Conspiracy's Jonathan O'Brien chats with altform about what it's like for a single person to become a collective.

altform is a collective of artists working together to collaboratively curate experiences. Through the development of interactive installations, immersive performances, and community oriented events, the collective’s medium is the experience, and these experiences serve as platforms for connection and critical discussion.

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