Jasmine Chalmers – 2020 Marsden Artist in Residence

Marsden is delighted to announce our 2020 Artist in Residence is photogragher, Jasmine Chalmers.

Jasmine is an emerging Wellington-based artist with a strong interest in nostalgia and the unusual which she interrogates through the still life genre. Her photographic work draws influence from a blend of painting traditions and cinematic aesthetic and breathes new life into objects retrieved from second-hand shops. Rediscovering a passion for photography after several years as a public servant, she studied a Diploma in Photography in 2018 and has exhibited regularly since then.
Jasmine will commence her 5 week residency on 27 July. During her time at Marsden, she will work with art students on studio lighting techniques and cultivating an eye for the uncanny using ordinary objects as inspiration. 
At the end of her residency Marsden will hold an exhibition of Jasmine's work at Suite Art Gallery, 241 Cuba Street from 11-25 September 2020.

The Marsden Artist in Residence Programme

The Artist in Residence Programme at Marsden is an invigorating initiative for the school, bringing a working artist to the school each year for a five-week or equivalent duration residency. 

The resident artist enjoys the use of a dedicated studio space in the Art and Design department, or ‘Art House’, and presents master-class style workshops and presentations for students in support of their academic studies.

"It is always fabulous to have such high calibre artists engaging with our students in the Artist in Residence Programme. The indepth conversations, skills and the excitement that they bring to the classroom is invaluable" says Head of Visual Design, Kaz Bartsch. "The girls are inspired and motivated to try new things and exhibit their work in public. They expand their thinking about Art in new directions and the possibilities of pursuing a Visual Arts based career become more of a possibility for them. It is always a very exciting time for all of us in the Art House."

We welcome all enquiries from practising artists and designers for the next academic year.
Contact HOD Visual Arts & Design: Kaz Bartsch

See Previous Artists in Residence