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An American view on art

Friday, 16th August, 2013

American artist Erin Sickler will be hosting one of two workshops at the BH Art Exchange today. American artist Erin Sickler will be hosting one of two workshops at the BH Art Exchange today.

By Emily Roberts

The Broken Hill Art Exchange is hosting two workshops today to help artists promote their work.

The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) is the national peak body for the visual and media arts, craft and design sector.

Its aim is to help artists craft the right resume, work on interviews and learn the benefits of social media.

NAVA has been successful in bringing about policy and legislative change to encourage the growth and development of the sector and to increase professionalism within the industry. 

BH Art Exchange treasurer, Deborah Asma Mather, said the first workshop will start at 2.30pm and the second at 5pm.

“They haven’t been to Broken Hill before, so this is a special occasion,” she said.

“We have an artist in residence, Erin Sickler, who was brought here by Contemporary Arts Services Tasmania and is doing a regional tour,” she said.

The American artist is giving a talk at 5pm on her practice and what she has come to learn.

“She earned her Bachelor Arts at Oberlin College and completed an interdisciplinary Master’s degree at New York University,” Deborah said.

“I hope people come it will be a really good opportunity.”

Erin will give a talk about her history and experience.

“I will also speak about the pitfalls of art and the industry,” she said.

Erin has been in the city for almost a week and a half.

“I really like the big sky space. I don’t get to be in them often and I find them really refreshing,” she said.

The Broken Hill Art Exchange is at 145-157 Duff Street and to register for the workshops, visit http://navabrokenhill.eventbrite.com.au

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