Visual Artist

Creative Spaces Boyd Studio-1 Residency 1

15 January 2017 - 25 June 2017

About Briony

Briony Galligan is a Melbourne-based artist working with textiles, installation and video work. Galligan explores points where personal, social and art histories intersect. Her work is concerned with how the construction of the past, in archives, buildings and gestures, is continually remoulded and revolving through collective and individual bodies.

In 2016, Briony presented new installation and performance works at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney in 'Jogja Calling', at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne in 'Dancing Umbrellas' and with artist-run space, Comfort Station in Chicago, USA with Tegan Brace. Recent exhibitions include ‘Nothing incarnadine’, St Heliers Gallery, Abbotsford Convent, ‘No I couldn’t agree with you more’ TCB art inc with Rosie Isaac, ‘Body language does not have a grammar’ with Rosina Prestia and Tace Kelly, The Substation and ‘Movement behind the Backdrop’ in The Kaleidoscopic Turn with Rafaella McDonald at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2015).

Briony completed a BFA (Hons) at Monash University 2014, studied at the Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta, 2012. In 2015, she completed residencies at Chicago-based ACRE and Ox-Bow, associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

What attracted you to the space and what makes your studio suitable for your practice?

I was attracted to the space because it is beautiful with great light, 24 hour access and a great community working within and around it. In the space I plan to work on a large-scale textile and installation piece as well as a series of prints/publication project.