Simryn Gill: Schaeffer Library Artist in Residence 2024

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In 2024, Simryn Gill will be the Schaeffer Library Artist in Residence, finding a place for her practice amidst the Library's unique collection. 

The Schaeffer Library Artist Residency is a program that makes the Schaeffer Library available as a resource for a contemporary artist to support and enrich their practice. 

The goal of the Residency is to highlight the work of contemporary artists whose practice is grounded in research, to open the Schaeffer Library’s unique and rich collection to new exploration and experimentation and to provide University of Sydney students with direct access to the most important contemporary artists. 

The 2024 Schaeffer Library Artist in Residence in Simryn Gill. 

Throughout the year, Simryn will be present in the Library, researching, reading and developing new work. During her Residency the Power Institute will also coordinate a series of public programs, including workshops specifically for University of Sydney students. 

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A photograph of a woman looking at the camera.
Simryn Gill

Simryn Gill is an artist whose work spans photography, drawing, printing, object making and writing. Gill articulates the poetics of history, power and identity that striate the places and environments between which she lives and moves. With Tom Melick she runs Stolon Press, a small publisher of books and pamphlets in Sydney. In 2023 Gill's work was shown at MCA, Sydney; Barbican, London; Singapore Art Museum; Linnaen Society, London. Gill has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including the Singapore Biennale (2006), documenta (2007, 2012), Istanbul Biennial (2011, 2022), Venice Biennale (2013) and Dhaka Art Summit (2018), Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale (2024).