The Shyness of Trees: An Arts Residency in Penang Malaysia
Author: Dominic Johns
I am a social animal. Working in regional Queensland, I spend countless hours in my studio constructing mosaics wondering why I chose such a meticulous medium that often lends itself to a feeling of isolation. As an artist I have taken part in many residencies. These are usually in schools close to Cairns, galleries or community arts centre’s located around Cape York and the Torres Strait. The residency is usually focused on my teaching mosaic practice within those communities or training in the area of public art. For me, a residency is my chance to get out of my studio and locale – providing me with human contact and a chance to demonstrate to others – what it is that I do.
- Michael Hartshorn Cairns Post
- 2010 Commissioned Residency @ Hotel Penaga – Penang
- Cairns Characters: Dominic Johns – Cairns Post