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Terrence Combos

Terrence Combos (Australia) Residence: February 2018

Terrence Combos (b. 1988) is an emerging artist based in Sydney, Australia, primarily working with painting and drawing. In 2015 he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at UNSW Art & Design, and is a current Master of Fine Arts candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

Terrence’s practice explores the interplay between abstraction and language, mediated by the grid. In his work, pattern-like compositions are formed using text, which is presented in varying states of concealment through disorienting colour relationships, dense pattern organisation and restricted typography.

During his time at Studio Kura, Terrence will be developing writing by manipulating found language through the use of ciphers, anagrams and similar processing techniques. This writing will become the source material for a series of painted works on paper, which will be produced with less of a focus on the rigid order of the grid.


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Emilie Lang

Emilie Lang (Australia) Residence: June 2016

Emilie Lang is a self-taught visual artist based in Adelaide Australia. She paints landscapes with acrylic, and she attended artist in residency at Reykjavick Iceland in 2015. Lang started drawing in her diary when she was child, started painting in 2013.

In her work, she converts the visual perception of landscapes and its colour both in motion and at rest. The resulting of imagery become a form of abstract.

At Studio Kura, She would develop a painting through the experiences of the nature.



Kate Gorrie

Kate Gorrie (Australia) Residence: February to March, 2016

Kate Gorrie is a visual artist from Melbourne, Australia and graduated her Bachelor of Fine Art in 2014 at RMIT University.

Through her playful visual imagery, there is an exploration into the reflective nature of our interconnected human existence. Her illustration inquisitively explores the nature of the mind in narrative and how this movement connects us to our identity ever changing. An inherent love for the natural world inspires the metaphors and symbols of her work, which dance upon a philosophical playground of imagery. Using both fine detail and simple space, her work interrelates a sense of movement and connection.

Whilst her artwork may evoke bizarre paradigms, there is an invitation to explore the nature of the mind & examine the fabric of our existence. Her works are an expression of hope in our creative potential, wherein our identity is shifted from the vessels we’ve constructed to be free in the bottomless bucket of existence which they came from.

– Kate Gorrie’s website

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Betty T Doll

Betty T Doll (Australia) Residency: December 2015 to January 2016

Betty is an Australian artist specialized in painting. She got a MFA from The University of Western Australia, and a Master of Visual Arts from The University of Sydney, and is currently working on two PhD programs for two different universities.

Her work has been shown in Australia, USA and soon Japan; and she has participated in artist residency programs in Singapore, Australia, China and now Japan.






Claire Pendrigh

Claire Pendrigh (Australia) Residency: February to March, 2015

Claire Pendrigh is an Australian visual artist who works across the mediums of painting, drawing, knitting and installation. She has exhibited in Australia and internationally in the United Kingdom and the United States. Her time at Studio Kura will be her second artist residency, her first residency taking place in Iceland in 2012.

Pendrigh’s work is characterized by a search to locate the individual in the context of the universe. Often combining elements that symbolize the homely with scientific theories, Pendrigh’s work explores the tension between the scale of the universe and the everyday experience of being human.

In her body of work created during the Studio Kura residency program, Pendrigh will be exploring the theme of tea. Taking her cues from the Japanese tea ceremony, her works will follow a process of repetition and restraint in order to explore our precarious human existence.

Claire Pendrigh’s website



Hannah Atcheson

Hannah Atcheson (Australia) Residency: January-February, 2015

Hannah now lives in Perth, Australia. She has been creating works since she was five years old and have had a fondness for Japanese art and culture since such age. Her parents always had Japanese Students living with them which has strongly influenced the way she live her life as an adult. Her artistic endeavours lead her to study Fine Arts at the University of Western Australia and She is now studying Animation at Qantm SAE College here in Perth. she have been a part of several exhibitions and manage her online store on both Facebook and Her Website.

Hannah Atcheson’s website

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Hannah Quinlivan

Hannah Quinlivan (Australia) Residency: November, 2013

Hannah Quinlivan graduated from Australian National University School of Art in 2011 and was the recipient of a number of awards including the Peter and Lena Karmel Award for the highest honours grade. Hannah is in a number of collections including the National Gallery of Australia, KPMG Art Collection, Australian National University, Deakin University and The Molonglo Group. She recently completed a mentorship with renowned experimental drawer Monika Grzymala in Berlin and has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Australian High Commission, Singapore opening on November 6, 2013.

During her stay, She introduced her art works to Students at NISHI KARATSU day care center. And also she had the solo exhibition「Penumbra」which showed us her installation with a massive amount of white tapes. At opening party, she collaborated her work with a local dancer.

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A Moment of Clarity


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Drawn in

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Now is the Time