Kassandra Bossell latest Artist in Residence

17/12/2018

Kassandra Bossell has been selected as the first artist to take part in Georges River Council’s 2018-2020 Artist in Residence Program. Kassandra has commenced her residency at the Carss Park Artist’s Cottage in Carss Park, where she will develop her art in a dedicated studio.  
 
Bossell lives in Sydney and is a multidisciplinary artist, working in sculpture, installation and public art. Her work spans the visual, professional and performing arts mediums with experience in film, theatre, festivals, events, museums and private commissions. 
 
Council selected Bossell for the program because of the strong concept she proposed for her residency, high quality of work and potential to contribute to the cultural life of the area through community art projects. 

An accomplished artist, Bossell has held solo and group exhibitions both in Australia and abroad. She has been a finalist in several art awards, including the Blacktown Art Prize (2017), North Sydney Art Prize (2013 and 2016), International Women’s Art Prize (2014) and the Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize (2012). 
 
Bossell has been commissioned by a range of esteemed organisations including Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Museum, Powerhouse Museum, Old Parliament House and the National Museum of Australia. She has lectured in sculpture at the National Art School and held workshops at numerous universities, colleges and festivals around Australia.
 
As an environmental activist, Bossell’s work focuses on science, imagination, memory and communities affected by climate change. Her current research areas include ecology, evolutionary biology and ecofeminist art and she intends to gain significant inspiration from her environmental surroundings at Carss Park. 
 
Georges River Council has selected 15 artists to participate in its Artist in Residence Program from 2018-2020. The program aims to encourage cultural development in
 
the Georges River area by providing a creative space for a range of local artists and to contribute to Council’s cultural programs. For more information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.