Artist in Residence 2013 – Rolande Souliere

Rolande Souliere

Rolande Souliere – Artback NT’s Artist in Residence 2013. Image courtesy of the artist

Visual artist Rolande Souliere was invited to take up the inaugural Artback NT Artist in Residence in 2013.

Souliere works across painting, sculpture, installation, photography and, most recently, collage. She has participated in studio residencies, both nationally and internationally. These residencies include: the University of Newcastle and Artspace; Sydney, the University of Manitoba; University of British Columbia (Okanagan); and Simon Fraser University.

Wooden Indian, by Rolande Souliere. Image used courtesy of the artist.

Rolande Souliere, Wooden Indian from Wagga Wagga series, 1 of 15,
collage on Fabriano paper, 2012, 35cm x 67cm (approx)
Image used courtesy of the artist.

Souliere is currently a sessional academic at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada and a member of Michipicoten First Nation, Rolande Souliere has been living in Australia for over a decade and is an Australian citizen. She addresses the socio-political issues and worldviews of her Indigenous heritage through abstraction by means of incorporating organic forms, labour intensive material processes and the assisted readymade.

Rolande’s residency was based on the notion of collage as an open lab/participatory project. During her five-week residency at Central Craft in the Araluen Cultural Precinct, Souliere delivered

  • an artist presentation
  • a master class explaining the concept of collage with a brief historical background and its relation to contemporary art today
  • several collage workshops over three weeks followed by an open studio exhibition at Central Craft.

The Artist in Residence 2013 program ran from 22 June to 25 July 2013.

Wooden Indian 13 by Rolande Souliere. Image used courtesy of the artist.

Rolande Souliere, Wooden Indian from Wagga Wagga series, 13 of 15,
collage on Fabriano paper, 2012
Image used courtesy of the artist.

View the flyer for the Artist in Residence 2013 collage workshops here.

Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring

Australia Council

Central Craft

The Artback NT Visual Arts Artist-in-Residence program acknowledges the financial support from the Australia Council for the Arts and Brian Tucker CPA