Kym Maxwell is an artist, curator, writer and teacher whose work within and across these distinct fields concerns notions of education and social spaces in which she explores risk adversity, sculptural paradigms and relational aesthetics. Specifically, Maxwell’s work concerns the types of interpersonal relationships that are generated by new situations such as, socially engaged and video making activities and curating. Put more simply, Maxwell is concerned with the intersection between social relations, sculpture and installation (objects and environments) that participants may co-learn from. As such the physical layout of a workshop, playground and street are rich texts’ Maxwell mines for invisible elements, like informational flows and interpersonal dynamics or hierarchies.
Workshops/demonstrations/master-classes/presentations, Residency – community, in school, Public art projects, Exhibitions, Curating
General public, School children
"2014 Ephemeral Art Commission — Malahang Reserve Playground, Banyule City Council
Artist in Residence — Hatch Contemporary Art Space
Artist in Residence — Charles La Trobe College
2013 Banyule Arts Grant — Industrial Estate curatorial project
2012 Teaching Professional Leave — Awarded by DEECD, focus on the Reggio Emilia inspired approach to teaching"
1992 Norma Bull Travelling Scholarship for Naturalistic Portraiture — Victorian Artist Society "
Masters of Education ,RMIT
Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) , Murdoch University
Rudolph Steiner Education , Rudolph Steiner School, Warranwood (1st semester)
Certificate IIII in Small Business , RMIT
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing) , Victorian College of the Arts "
Advanced Certificate in Art and Design, Outer Easter College of Tafe