13 Nov Amy Joy Watson
Amy Joy Watson completed a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours in 2008 graduating from Adelaide Central School of Art.
Amy has shown in various solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia including a solo exhibition at GRANTPIRRIE Gallery 2 in Sydney and at the Contemporary Art Space of South Australia’s Project Space. She undertook a two-month studio residency at Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin Germany at the end of 2009. Since graduating Amy has been successful in winning several CARCLEW Project and Development Grants, Helpmann Project Support Grants, Arts SA grants and was awarded the 2011 CARCLEW Youth Arts Ruth Tuck Scholarship. Amy has been accepted into ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program) in Brooklyn, New York, and will use the scholarship to travel to USA in June 2012 to undertake a mentorship and take part in the residency program for three months.
Amy has received various awards locally and internationally including the 3rd Ward Brooklyn (USA) Open Call Early Entry Prize in 2011. She was awarded the Core Energy Group Sculpture Award and the SAlife Emerging Artist Award for the 2009 SALA Festival and is a Finalist in the Young Achiever of the Year Coffee Club Arts Award this year. Amy currently resides in Adelaide, South Australia and works out of Fontanelle studios, Bowden.