St Andrew’s College is delighted to announce the winner of our inaugural Artist in Residence Program, Jessica Harper.
The residency is open to artists and creative people from all genres, and. in 2018, Ms Jessica Harper, is the inaugural recipient of this award. Jessica graduated with First Class Honours in Classical Singing from the ANU School of Music. As an opera singer she has sung in opera and on the recital platform around Australia, winning many awards and accolades to date.
Our College has long been a supporter of arts and culture with a rich array of residential scholarships and bursaries to support promising young artists in their university study.
In 2018 we have expanded this to commence the St Andrew’s Artist in Residence Program. Through this program we wish to create an opportunity for creative people to experience a time and space away from their usual environment and obligations.
We seek to provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and production. We seek to allow an individual to explore their practice within our community, with the chance to meet new people, use new materials, and experience life in the College setting. We emphasise the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange and immersion into our culture.
The residency is for the period of ten months from February to November each year. The artist is expected to be strongly involved in our community – giving presentations, workshops, being involved in panel discussions, supporting or collaborating with artists within and associated with College or with the general public. The residency also seeks to give artists the time to focus and investigate their own practice.
St Andrew’s looks forward to welcoming Jessica as our Artist in Residence this year and working with her to continue to enrich the College community in 2018.