Rob Ball (Australia) Residence: December 2015 to January 2016
Rob Ball is a Melbourne-based artist and community cultural development producer working in sculpture, socially engaged art practice and creative placemaking.
He completed graduate studies in visual arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, and in teaching (art & media) at the University of Melbourne after completing a bachelor of arts (media art) with honours at Deakin University.
The artist has exhibited solo and curated group shows in Melbourne and Tokyo, and his film works have been selected for screenings internationally, in countries such as the Netherlands, USA, Thailand and Japan. As a community cultural development practitioner he has engaged a wide range of communities in Australia, initiating creative projects to generate community animation and renewal.
During his residency period, Ball hopes to explore cultural phenomena and adaptive rituals associated with contemporary Japanese funerary customs.