Artist in residence

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Claremont College is fortunate to have Tom O’Hern as an Artist in Residence for six weeks this term.

He is creating a mural on the exterior of the college’s Art Block.

Tom has had many solo and group exhibitions. He has also created a number of murals, with his work brightening up the streets of Hobart, most notably in Mathers Lane and Bidencopes Lane.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to work alongside a practicing artist. It allows students to see the artist creating their own artwork and talk to them about it.

Also supporting the students in their artistic journeys at Claremont College, are specialist teachers and equipment. The college’s Art Department caters for all studio areas and has a dedicated ceramics studio with a kiln, banner and printing presses, a digital computer lab, and a darkroom which is one of the few remaining in schools. Students studying level three Art have access to their own studio space.

Claremont College Art students have participated in festivals such as Light Up the Lane and Vibrance as well as submitting work for prizes and awards such as the Young Archies and the Future Young Artists Prize in which a Claremont College student was the inaugural winner.

With great inspiration from Tom O’Hern, other visiting artists and their experienced and dedicated teachers, we are looking forward to seeing the innovative and interesting work currently being developed for their end of year exhibition in November.

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