This episode will feature three interviews with various artists who have left their burgeoning art careers behind for greener pastures. We ask them "Why?"
Carl Scrase is an Australian Artist, Activist, Writer and Social Entrepreneur. Carl received early recognition for his meticulously patterned found-object sculptures and psychedelic collages. During this period he showed extensively around Australia, having his first commercial solo art show in 2009 at the reputable John Buckley Gallery in Melbourne.He took part in the inaugural Splendid Arts Lab in 2009 and was commissioned to make an iconic 14 meter high Sculpture for the 2010 Splendour in the Grass music festival, the sculpture has since toured to Lismore and Perth.
Carl's creative practice became notably more cross disciplinary in 2010, with large scale works for Next Wave Festival and Art Month Sydney. Carl further expanded his creative practice late in 2010, when he denounced the title artist, in favour of the title ‘social engineer’. 2011 saw Carl develop the Social Engineering Research Initiative (S.E.R.I.), co-found the Wemakeus Collective, take part in the prestigious Young Social Pioneers program and become politically active as a media team member of Occupy Melbourne.
Carl has since moved away from a formal career in the arts after he moved to Commonground, a cooperative living organisation north of Melbourne. He now lives in New Zealand with his partner and child.
Other artists TBC