PICA's 2016 HATCHED artists announced

Kristen Colemen and Jane Skeer, among top emerging artists selected to exhibit

Adelaide Central School of Art is celebrating the recent announcement that the works of Kristen Coleman and Jane Skeer, both 2015 Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) graduates, have been selected for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art’s Hatched: National Graduate Show 2016.

Hatched is a significant exhibition on the Australian visual arts calendar, presenting an annual survey of top emerging artists from across the country. This prestigious event is now in its 25th year, and invitation to exhibit is considered a landmark for most early careers. It provides an opportunity for art school graduates to present their work in a professional gallery setting alongside that of their national peers, as well as opportunities for international exposure.

 “We are delighted for Kristen and Jane, both remarkable high-achievers in their year”, said Ingrid Kellenbach, Adelaide Central School of Art CEO. “The School is consistently represented at Hatched year to year, and Kristen and Jane’s selection reflects our standards of excellence and ongoing dedication to preparing students for careers as professional artists. We are very proud of them.”

Adelaide Central School of Art proudly supports selected artists by providing a financial contribution that covers the selection fee, which includes artwork freight, and has also pledged additional financial support for travel expenses to Kristen, Jane, and selected graduates in future years.

Hatched 2016 will be held at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) from 13 May – 17 July. Other South Australian graduates selected include Emmaline Zanelli and Jane Palmer from TAFE SA’s Adelaide College of the Arts, and Alex Degaris-Boot from UniSA’s School of Art, Architecture & Design.

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About the artists

Jane Skeer of Linden Park, 50, completed her Bachelor of Visual Art (Hons) with First Class Honours in 2015. As well as selection in the 2016 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, she has recently received both the Hill Smith Gallery/Helpmann Friends Award from the Helpmann Academy, and the Alan Young initiated Board of Governors Award for Excellence Award from Adelaide Central School of Art. Jane works predominantly in sculpture and installation, responding to observations of people, objects, and materiality.

Kristen Coleman of Cumberland Park, 43, completed her Bachelor of Visual Art (Hons) in 2015. Her digital works and projections explore cinema, landscape and the unconscious with a quiet intensity. Kristen is showing in a number of exhibitions in Adelaide in 2016 including at FELTspace and The Floating Goose.