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Gillian Kayrooz is an emerging artist from Western Sydney, whose practice reflects her personal experience and ongoing engagement with local communities. Kayrooz’s work is collaborative; she invites members of the community to contribute authentic impressions, in a bottom-up rather than top-down conception of history and place.
Kayrooz holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts with First Class Honours from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. In 2018 she was awarded the Create NSW Young Creative Leaders Fellowship which led her to exhibit internationally in the Asia-Pacific region. She most recently completed residencies at the Chengdu Academy of Fine Arts in China, the Sapporo Tenjinyama Artist Studio in Japan and the Tokyo ARTnSHELTER precinct in Japan. In 2020 she presented her solo exhibition Argileh at Wedding Cake Rock at Firstdraft, and was an artist tenant at the Parramatta Artists’ Studios. In 2021, Kayrooz became a co-director on the board of Firstdraft.
Gillian Kayrooz, Artist Talk, 2019, Tenjinyama Artist Studio, Sapporo, Japan
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