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Arts Residency 2015

The Alcorso Foundation is pleased to congratulate Visual Artist, Nancy Mauro-Flude and Writer/Theatre-Maker, Halcyon MacLeod on being awarded the 2014-2015 Claudio Alcorso International Arts Residency Award.

Visit the Arts Tasmania website now for more information on residency opportunities. Applications close annually on March 1st and September 1st.


Nancy Mauro-Flude is a visual artist and theorist. Her work explores how we articulate the resonances and dissonances between performing arts and computer science, within the context of the contemporary art. She has collaborated with leading institutions and festivals worldwide and has led numerous cross-disciplinary programs that examine contemporary society in a digital age. Nancy was awarded an MA in Media Design, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (2007). In 2008 she was an Honorary Researcher at Slade School of Fine Art in Electronic Media, and recently completed a PhD, University of Tasmania, researching the performance of code and the dramaturgy of transmission in contemporary art.

Nancy will use her award to undertake a four-week residency at ESC, an experimental, artist run space supporting media art in Graz, Austria, after which she will take part in the exhibition Ministry of Hacking to be shown as part of Steirischer Herbst (Festival of New Art), the most important festival on the contemporary art calendar in Graz.

Halcyon Macleod received $7,000 to undertake a four week writing residency with Fresh Milk Arts Inc at St George in Barbados. Halcyon is a writer and theatre-maker and Co-Artistic Director of performance ensemble My Darling Patricia. Her practice focuses on creating interdisciplinary performance through collaboration and exploring the role of active audiences. Halcyon has played a key role in the creation of My Darling Patricia’s work since 2004 including Kissing The Mirror; Dear Pat; Politely Savage; Night Garden; Africa and Posts in the Paddock. Halcyon received the George Fairfax Memorial Award in 2010 and a Cultural Leadership Grant from the Theatre Board in 2012.

Halcyon will use her residency to undertake a 4 week Artists Residency for the writing development of Crawl Me Blood a new radio docu-drama and interdisciplinary artwork in collaboration with Willoh S. Weiland. Halcyon will commence her residency in April 2015.

Foundation President, Kate Warner, said it was exciting to see these two extraordinarily creative individuals awarded the opportunity to travel internationally to develop new skills and knowledge to bring back to Tasmania. “Tasmania has a growing culture of vibrant contemporary arts based activities and events that attract a growing number of visitors to our island. To see Tasmania’s artists pushing their practice to new and exciting levels is inspiring and, importantly provides immeasurable benefits long term to Tasmania’s wider arts community.” Ms Warner said.

The Alcorso Foundation’s International Arts Residency Award is a joint partnership program with Arts Tasmania, a division of the Department of State Growth.

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