“My artwork focuses mostly on spiritual experience. I close my eyes and ask the Universe what it wants to show me. I sketch down these images in my visual diary and choose one to be a finished work of art. Really they are stills of moving images and that is why there’s often a lot of visual movement in my work.
For the residency I chose to video myself completing a large scale drawing entitled ‘Heart connection with the Universe’. First there’s a time lapse footage of me completing the drawing and some normal speed footage of it receiving some finished touches. And all in 4 minutes! It has been so much fun to share a bit about my artistic practice and am grateful to the Mornington Peninsula Shire for the opportunity to do so.” – Adam Perry
About the Virtual Residency program
Mornington Peninsula Shire’s internationally significant Police Point Artist in Residence program supports between 25 – 30 local, national and international artists each year. The program supports a wide range of emerging, mid-career and established artists, with more than half of the annual allocation of residencies granted to Peninsula-based artists to develop and foster their artistic practice.
In response to COVID-19 and in the corresponding interests of public safety, the Police Point Artist in Residence program was temporarily suspended in 2020. Mornington Peninsula Shire developed a virtual residency program to support the Peninsula-based artists who had previously successfully applied to continue to develop and deliver creative works.