The Waite campus would like to welcome Cedric Varcoe as part of the CSIRO Artist in Residence program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
Image: Cedric Varcoe with his Kuti Shack mural. Photograph courtesy the artist
This new collaboration creates a funded artist-in-residence opportunity for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander artist designed to facilitate meaningful cross cultural exchange between artists and scientists. Cedric was born in Adelaide in 1984 with strong family connection to Raukkan and Point Pierce. His language groups and tribes are Ngarrindjeri and Narangga.
The residency includes a studio space on site at the CSIRO Waite campus, allowing for the artist and scientists to engage in ongoing and regular conversations about agriculture, culture and science. This exchange of knowledge will culminate in an outdoor mural situated on site.
The inaugural artist for the CSIRO Artist in Residence program is Ngarrindjeri and Narangga artist Cedric Varcoe who has experience in both community education and consultation, as well as extensive experience in mural design.
Cedric has painted on and off for over 15 years and is a contemporary artist, painting the creation stories of his Ngarrindjeri lands and waters, from the lower River Murray and the Lower Lakes to the Coorong, the South Coast to Kangaroo Island.