"The residency allowed me to significantly develop my practice and to explore new techniques. The unique access that I was given to the collection, along with the close support of the Art Section and the broader AWM, was invaluable. The barriers between artists and institutions are often great, whilst close collaboration can yield very positive and interesting results."
Baden Pailthorpe, 2013
Australian artist Baden Pailthorpe undertook a three month residency at the Australian War Memorial from 1st July – 30th September 2013. As the Memorial’s inaugural artist in residence Pailthorpe carried out research into the Memorial’s collection. In this video he gives insights into this experience including the conceptual development of a new work.
Baden Pailthorpe (b.1981) is a new media artist, writer and curator. His work engages with the aesthetics and technologies of contemporary conflict. Specifically, he works with popular cinema, war simulators and the media to produce digital film and still images. Pailthorpe holds master’s degrees from l'Université Paris VIII and the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. His works are held in private and public collections, including the Australian War Memorial.
This project was assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.