Andrew Atchison

Figure in the round (statue/lens), 2017. Photograph: Bryony Jackson.
Figure in the round (statue/lens), 2017. Photograph: Bryony Jackson.

Andrew Atchison is an artist, writer and educator currently based in Melbourne.

He completed a Master of Fine Arts (research) at MADA, Monash University in 2018. He has exhibited extensively including at Testing Grounds, Greenwood Street Projects, Light Projects, West Space, Kings ARI, Seventh, First Site Gallery, and Next Wave and Midsumma Festivals. In addition, he has completed several artworks for public space, including a public art commission for The City of Melbourne. He currently holds the position of Artist Educator at The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

Statement

I will be using this residency to further explore how queerness might be connoted through abstract visual language, focussing upon sculptural expressions. I am currently concerned with how to both manifest and perceive a type of queerness that is constituted through formal relations and materials, rather than bodily imagery or didactic signposting, and that is liberated from established tropes of the art-historical category of Queer Art.