What is it like to be a professional artist? To work on festival projects, or be employed in companies and institutions such as galleries, museums or studios? Kira Rosenwax found out.
In the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) you have the opportunity to do an internship, where you can address and solve real issues in an arts industry workplace environment.
I learnt a lot during my six week internship with international artist Hannah Bertram.
By getting hands on, one-on-one knowledge from Hannah, I’ve been able to reinforce my own ways of thinking and creating, as well as gaining a good sense of time management.
Working on the job is a quicker learning experience than in the classroom, as I feel that you come to quicker realisations of what works and doesn’t for yourself.
Seeing Hannah applying herself to many things at once gives me confidence that I can do the same. As I push myself a little bit more each day out of my comfort zone, I prepare myself to take on more and more, to achieve more and more, and to expand and grow.
As a young emerging artist I want to do as much as I can, to see what feels right for me, and what to pursue in the creative world.