“I have a list of artist residencies I want to apply for over the next 10 years, including Japan, Taiwan, Germany, London and USA,” says MFA graduate Lisa Chandler who has worked as a full time artist since graduating 18 months ago.
Traveling and exploring global cities is an integral part of her research, and so far she’s had a residency in Singapore and a conference in the UK. Her goal is to spend four months a year overseas.
“In any one week I can be painting towards an exhibition, liaising with a gallery for an exhibition, promoting an upcoming event, writing proposals for future residencies, updating my website and posting on social media. I also am strongly involved in my regional arts community. “
Lisa came into the MFA with a 15-year graphic design career behind her.
“The MFA programme was a huge learning curve. It totally changed my art practice and also strongly impacted on me as a person,” she says.