Kyana Pike & John Bradshaw - 2010


About the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship opportunity:

Kyana Pike and John Bradshaw were successful joint recipients of the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship to attend the 7th Australian Print Symposium held at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

Kyana and John described highlights from the trip as “including talks from Robert Jacks, who talked about the use of rubber stamp prints to make mail art and artist books. One of the founding members of sticky institute, Luke Sinclair, talked about ‘zine’ culture in the digital age, and Angela Cavalieri talked about her exploration of ‘text as image’ and showed the process of creating her large-scale linocuts… Throughout the three days we were able to make a lot of contacts from all around Australia and also gain some insight into what they were doing within their arts career. I was particularly interested in the workshops and residencies on offer within printmaking. Some artists who I met mentioned their involvement with places such as Megalo Print Studios. This has inspired me to apply for residencies at places that have these opportunities on offer to further my skills in printmaking, particularly in screen printing. Also I’m inspired to continue travelling and experience more of the arts and culture in other cities.”

What has happened since the Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship opportunity:

“The Matt Clark Travelling Scholarship gave me the opportunity to investigate how other artists who are primarily concerned with printmaking go about their professional practice. The experience gave me the confidence and encouragement to branch out into new avenues and in 2011 lead me to become a part of a fantastic artist run initiative ‘Cereal Box’ for a few precious months as the exhibitions co-ordinator. Following that I continued to expand my practice and exhibit in a number of group exhibitions.  In 2012 I have taken up studies to become a Zoologist, quite a contrast from my background in the arts. My next venture is to take much of the inspiration I have gained from my studies into my first solo show in April 2013.”

CV:

Work & Education
  • Exhibitions Co-ordinator at Cereal Box an artist run initiative – 2011
  • Screen printing workshop at Umbrella Gallery – 2011
  • Printmaking workshop for children at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery – 2010
  • Printmaking workshop for children at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery – 2009
  • Diploma of Visual Art majoring in printmaking – 2009
  • Screen printing design and production project for NQ tropical concrete – 2009
  • Screen printing project for Catholic Education – 2009
  • Screen printing project for Mundingburra State Primary School – 2008
  • Certificate IV in Visual Arts and contemporary crafts – 2008
Awards
  • Matt Clark travelling Scholarship – 2010
  • Young and Emerging Artists’ Book Award in Mackay Libris Prize – 2010
  • BRIT TAFE overall student of the year – 2009
  • BRIT TAFE student of year for screen processes – 2008
  • Rag traders supreme award in fashion design, Pinnacles Gallery – 2007
Grants
  • IPA Youth Aspire Career Grant – 2009
Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions
  • Dia de Los Muertos, Moviemento studio, Townsville, Queensland | 2012
  • Undergrind, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Queensland | 2011
  • Neoteric, Umbrella Gallery, Townsville, Queensland | 2011
  • Playtime, Cereal Box an artist run initiative, Townsville, Queensland | 2011
  • Illustrating fashion, Cereal Box an artist run initiative, Townsville, Queensland | 2011
  • Nature, Cereal Box an artist run initiative, Townsville, Queensland | 2011
  • 2010 Mackay Libris Awards, Artspaced Gallery, Mackay, Queensland | 2010
  • Mark Makers, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Queensland | 2009
  • Press North Print Exchange, Gallery 48, Townsville, Queensland | 2009
  • The Great Art House Print Exchange 2, Art House Gallery, Atlanta GA | 2009
  • 35/120, Art Spaced Inc, Townsville Queensland | 2009
  • The look in, artist run space The Cot, Townsville Queensland | 2009
  • Fever, Art Spaced Inc, Townsville Queensland | 2009
  • Reality, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville Queensland | 2008
  • Print and Pencil, artist run space The Cot, Townsville Queensland | 2008
  • Rag traders, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville Queensland | 2007
Collections
  • Artspaced Gallery, Mackay, Queensland
  • Art house Gallery, Atlanta, US
Publications
  • 2010 Australia artist book journal
Kyana Pike, Take flight, 2009, screen print on paper
Kyana Pike, Foxy business, 2010, screen print on paper
Kyana Pike, Bird watching, 2012, screen print on paper
Kyana Pike, If you go down to the woods today you're in for a big surprise, 2012, screen print and collage on paper