Visual artist Antonia Aitken and composer/musician Tim Hansen will use their residency at Hill End as an opportunity to work collaboratively to develop a multi-sensory installation that explores connection with place through sound, drawing and materials found on site. During their residency, the artists will also use their collaborative skills and experience with working with youth-theatre groups in the ACT to facilitate a two-day workshops for primary school students from remote schools in the Hill End region. Titled Hill Shadows, the workshops will incorporate music-making, art-making and theatre to create a shadow-puppet performance exploring young people’s understanding of ‘place’.
Antonia Aitken completed a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) with Honours at the Australian National University School of Art, Canberra in 2006. Since 2000, she has participated in a number of group exhibitions, and had her first solo exhibition, Reading Namadgi, at the Blue Roof Gallery, Tharwa, ACT.
Tim Hansen completed a Bachelor of Communication (Theatre Media) at Charles Sturt University in 2001, and a Bachelor of Music (Composition) at the Australian National University in 2006. An accomplished musician, composer and teacher, he has received a number of commissions including Death’s Waiting Room, 2005 from the Sydney-based theatre-company Dancing Giant, Spiderwine 2007 from Australia’s premiere guitar quartet, Saffire, and is currently writing the score for Dancing Giant’s 2008 original musical Bobby Dazzler’s 21st. Tim plays the piano, the piano accordion and sings.