Artist-in-residence and Georges Mora Fellowship Recipient: James Geurts
During November, La Trobe Art Institute is housing 2016 Georges Mora Fellowship winner, James Geurts, as artist-in-residence. Geurts artistic practice responds to the environmental and social histories embedded in place, through representations of topography, geographical processes and human interaction with the environment. While he is living and working on View Street, he is conducting research into the local area, its geology and history, and will use this to fuel the artwork for his upcoming exhibition.
Geurts has already begun engaging in a series of place-based investigations, site visits and consultations with local geologists, scientists and artists. His upcoming exhibition at LAI will respond to the socio-environmental data generated through this research and will provide a fascinating insight into the area while producing great contemporary art from an internationally renowned artist. His work is expected to be delivered across all spaces of the venue and his show, ‘Seismic Transect’, will open early in December.