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Bryce Olsen: Hatched Resident Artist

Bryce Olsen: Hatched Resident Artist

Bryce Olsen, North Metropolitan TAFE (WA) is an artist based in Boorloo (Perth) who works in the field of sculpture. As part of Olsen’s residency, he will produce a cohesive body of work that explores the implications of human abundance on the natural environment by hybridising the bodies and shells of natural resources with luxury vehicles owned by the wealthy. This body of work will be exhibited in Cultivate: A Conduit through Materiality and Making at Mundaring Arts Centre in late July. 

Hatched Studio Residency Program

PICA offers a studio residency to one interstate and one Perth-based Hatched artist every year. In 2023 an additional residency has been awarded to an interstate artist in acknowledgement of the high calibre of their proposal, which relates to specific research to be undertaken in Perth. The residency runs for five weeks from the opening week of the Hatched exhibition. This is an opportunity for the selected artists to develop or research new work with the artists encouraged to consider the trajectory of their wider practice. The residency project does not necessarily have to be connected to the work the artists present as part of Hatched. Hatched interstate and WA artists are selected through a callout. 

About the Artist

Bryce Olsen is an artist based in Boorloo who works in the field of sculpture. His works explore connections among bodies, dwelling, mythology and power as well as themes of queerness. In his practice familiar symbols are mutated and made deviant through layers of camp, darkness and glamour, breaking the repetition of old dogmas and rendering them in service of an alternate future. Olsen completed an Advanced Diploma of Visual Art at North Metropolitan TAFE in 2022. His works have been exhibited in North Metropolitan TAFE and Old Customs House.