Artist in Residence /
12th December – 11th January, 2015
Over the course of the residency at The Lock-Up, Kurt Sorensen will research and engage with the historical connections the communities of the Newcastle and Hunter regions have with the area.
During this time, Sorensen will contact groups and individuals representing people from local indigenous, European and other backgrounds who are descendants of those that lived in the area during the early colonial era.
Sorensen graduated with a Bachelor Visual Arts (Honours), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. His work has been widely shown in Australia including Bathurst Regional Gallery, Perth Centre for Photography, Queensland Centre for Photography, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, amongst others. He has been the finalist of many prizes, including the 2013 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Prize, and the winner of the 2012 Iris Award Perth Centre for Photography.