June - July 2018
Tammy talks about the residency:
This residency gave us much needed space to bring artists together from different locations - Goolwa, Adelaide Hills and the city. The comforts of a dance studio gave us a clear focus and the feeling of a professional environment in which to discuss and engage in many different structured tasks involving movement, sound, drawing and light projection. This was the first time we had shared the creative space together and found we learnt much from one another's practices. The wall spaces were great for Richard to project various images and film from Tokuremoar Reserve which was the inspiration for this project. We now have a rich palette of improvised scores and explorations which we will then take back to the outside environment. The explorations during this residency will be shared with 7 other artists through film and dialogue to inform individual responses in the mediums of writing, painting and sculpture.
Tammy Arjona - dance artist
Richard Hodges - photographic and projection artist
Cinzia Schincariol - dance artist
Andrew McNicol - musician
Sue Hawksley - dance artist
Margie Hooper - visual artist
Tammy’s dance training began in Adelaide before travelling to London where she participated in the Adeline Genee Awards and attended the Rambert school of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.
She joined the Michael Clark Company in 1992 and continued to work with many leading choreographers based in the UK including Bunty Matthias, Jeremy James, Fin Walker, Wendy Houstoun, Henrietta Hale and Annie Lok. Tammy was a Dance Artist with Siobhan Davies Dance 2003-2011 touring works for theatre spaces and alternative venues in many countries.
During this time she was awarded the JADE Fellowship by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation seeing her to develop creative programs for all ages and working within Education and Community settings. Now back residing in SA, Tammy continues to work collaboratively with independent artists and facilitates classes for people with balance and mobility concerns that were initially established with support from Parkinson’s SA.
Photos: Richard Hodges