During her Craft Makers in Residence, Melbourne-based artist Tia Ansell will be in her final week of a two month residency at Lottozero Textile Lab in Prato, Italy. During the residency Tia will guide us through her process of making weaving paintings- beginning with research and preparation, the translation of code into the weaving foundations, the weaving process, and preparation of painting. The residency will also provide insight into the textile hub of Lottozero and the textile district of Prato.

Tia Ansell is a New Zealand born and Melbourne based artist. Tia has a BFA with Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts (2018). Tia has held solo exhibitions at Conners Conners, Melbourne; Lon Gallery, Melbourne; {Suite} Gallery, Wellington and Auckland; Bus Projects, Melbourne; Station Gallery, Melbourne; Caves Gallery, Melbourne; and group exhibitions with Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney; Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne; Station Gallery, Melbourne; Conners Conners, Melbourne; Laree Payne Gallery, Hamilton, NZ; Block Projects, Melbourne; Stockroom, Kyneton; Home@735, Sydney; Lon Gallery, Melbourne; and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.

Tia has exhibited at the Auckland Art Fair with {Suite} Gallery 2022 and 2021, Quarantine Art Fair with Lon Gallery 2021, Spring Art Fair 2021, 2019, 2021, 2023. Tia has been shortlisted for Wangaratta Textile Award 2023, Bayside Acquisitive 2022, Melbourne City Council Grant 2020, the recipient of the Lottozero textile residency in Prato, Italy, McFarlane Fund Kyneton residency in 2019 and the recipient of the Majlis Traveling Scholarship 2017. Tia is represented by Lon Gallery in Melbourne, Suite Gallery NZ, and is currently a Conners Conners studio artist.

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