I'm VERY excited to be able to share the news that I have been selected as a JUMP mentee for 2011. Yippee!!
JUMP is the Australia Council for the Arts' national mentoring program for young and emerging artists. It is the largest national artist mentoring program, and I feel very privileged and fortunate to be one of 49 young artists from across Australia to be involved in the program this year.
I am being mentored by Keiko Kawashima, a leading arts professional who is the Director of Gallery Gallery and Kyoto International Contemporary Textile Art Centre (KICTAC), based in Kyoto, Japan. With Keiko's guidance and assistance I will be working to produce a body of katazome work between now and October 2011.
I am looking forward to this new focus and my mentorship immensely. I can't wait to share the progress of my work and this forthcoming journey with you :)