Jo Grant and Sandra Winkworth: upcoming artists-in-residence

Jo Grant, Bottles (site specific installation), 2012, tea towels and pva

Jo Grant and Sandra Winkworth are artists who often work together but since they live in different states, their collaborations usually take place via post. Sending an artwork back and forth, Jo and Sandra each add to it in turn, which eventually results in a final collaborative piece. They also email each other, sharing feedback and consultation on the solo aspects of their practices. Their residency at Gunyah will add a new dimension to their collaborations - this time creating work together in the same space.

Sandra Winkworth, Line-up (Pardolotes 1873 – 1891), 2012, 
mono print concertina on aquarelle paper

At the heart of both our practices is a desire to represent the significance of pristine places and sustainability of endangered species, through deliberate choice of materials, medium and imagery. Gunyah will allow us a special opportunity to be in the same place physically - as opposed to previous collaborations that have been long distance - an exciting proposition for us both. Our work incorporates nature and the reuse and recycling of materials and will be particularly focused on celebrating native birds. The bush land at Gunyah will be a direct resource for the work made during the stay.

Sandra Winkworth, A Story Beginning with the Letter B, 2012
dry point, etching, inkjet, acrylic, found art paper cut offs and found objects

Sandra Winkworth is an artist based in Sydney, she works across printmaking, painting, drawing and installation. Since graduating with a BVA Honours from Canberra School of Art, ANU in 1995 Sandra has exhibited extensively with solo, selected and invited group exhibitions in Australia and the 2013 Impact 8 Printmaking Conference in Dundee, Scotland. Sandra has been awarded a biannual Manly Library Artist Book Award, Port Fairy’s Biblio-Art Prize and the Greenway Art Prize, Sydney. Recently Sandra was an artist in residence at Portland in Victoria and Pop In Space Leichhardt, NSW. 
You can see more of Sandra's work at

Jo Grant, Next Morning, 2012, Found paper, books, thread

Jo Grant is an artist based in the Victorian coastal town of Port Fairy. She works in mixed media, fibre arts, and photography; and graduated from RMIT in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts and went on to complete a Master of Visual Art in 2004 at Griffith University, Queensland. Last year Jo was part of the Craft Victoria - Craft Cubed festival with a site-specific installation, Out of the Drawer. Recently she presented her work Vessel at Branch3D in Sydney; published a book of her photographic work, All Prize Winners Paraded; and curated a project in her home town, Home Show: smalls involving nine artists across three states.
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