Artist Phillip Debs was named an Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence. He will spend a week at the Bundanon property (27 August to 3 September) working to advance his arts practice.
We invited Phillip to share images of his work and to answer a few questions.
Accessible Arts: What is the focus of your arts practice?
Phillip Debs: I am a photographer and filmmaker. Sometimes I’m a drama teacher and performer.
AA: Why did you apply to be an artist-in-residence?
PD: I applied because I wanted to bring my photographic practice to the next level by compiling my photographs into a book. The ultimate goal would be to distribute and sell the book in both bookshops and online, especially through Books Kinokuniya.
AA: How do you plan to spend your time at Bundanon?
PD: I plan to organise my photographs into categories from the earliest to the most recent. From there, I will able to see what category of photographs I wish to publish as a book. I will also focus on finding titles for each photograph. If time permits, I will design the pages and consider possible titles for the book.
AA: At the end of the residency, what do you hope to have achieved?
PD: I hope to have achieved the clearing and grouping of my photographs into categories so that I can gain more insight into what can be published as a book. From there, I will look toward publishing, distribution and sales.
What is the Accessible Arts and Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program?
This program involves spending a week at Bundanon Trust and was opened to emerging and mid-career professional writers (all media), visual artists and musicians. Each recipient had to be living and/or working in New South Wales and identify as being Deaf or as a person with disability. Applications for this program closed on 13 June.
This page was first published on 20 July 2018.
Feature photo: by Phillip Debs