Burrows and Powell have been collaborating since 2014, the results culminating in Substitute in 2015, and an in-house residency at Melbourne’s BLINDSIDE gallery in 2017.
Both artists believe that an international residency would provide a unique opportunity to effectively immerse themselves in a new arts context, market, community and culture. This experience would enable Burrows and Powell to articulate their practice within a global context, and build knowledge, networks and partnerships that they can draw from in the future.
The artists will focus on creating site-specific, responsive work that explores the cultural histories and social systems within their new environment. Drawing on their shared interests of liminality and architecture both artists aspire to build an artwork that activates the gallery space and supports viewer interaction.