Shaney Hyde is an illustrator and Early Childhood educator based on the Mornington Peninsula. Shaney’s work includes whimsical illustrations of nature, botanicals, storybook characters and adorable Australian animals, inspired by memories of a playful childhood and a desire to explore nature.
For this virtual residency, Shaney has put together a virtual studio tour that invites us into her art-making space to learn about her inspirations and her process for creating work in her delicate and playful style. This video is also a reflection and a reminder to connect with our outdoor environment and delight in the magic of the little things.
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.