Upon approaching artist member Janis Nedela, of Australia, for an interview, he first graciously accepted and then requested that his contact information be updated with the Center. The title below his name provided our intrepid blogger Kate Burns an entry point for the interview:
Can you explain Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme in Australia and what it means to be an “Approved Commonwealth Government Valuer for the Cultural Gifts Programme”? Specifically, what is an “arts scheme,” and how did you come to be involved in a role that sounds very official?
|AMZ, acrylic book|
Bookmaking and printmaking seem to be just two approaches to your multifaceted art career. Can you talk about your artistic gestalt? In other words, how have all the ways in which you’ve created work come together to tell your story as an artist?
To have fun creating and producing work is very important for me. If I am not enjoying what I am doing I will go and do something else – work in the garden, read, etc. Working in the studio should not be a chore. I create for myself, and if the public enjoy what I do, then that is a bonus.
|Ephemera, page 16 and 17, acrylic book|
|Ephemera, page 136 and 137, acrylic book|
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