2022 ACE Studio Program artist: Dani Reynolds

To watch the interview with captions please watch it on YouTube via this link.

About the artist

Dani Reynolds is an interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of absurdity and sincerity. Their creative process utilises ‘not knowing’ and failure as desirable states from which to develop new work. Experimentation, humour and collaboration are key to the development of paintings, sculpture, performance and moving images.

Reynolds’ completed First Class Honours at Victoria College of Arts in 2016. Reynolds’ recent exhibitions and performances include Trade-off, Watch This Space, Alice Springs, 2021; Emile Zile and No Clients Fair Exchange for National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Art Book Fair, 2019; Field Theory’s ICON at Federation Square, 2018; Canine Choreography, Next Wave’s Kickstart Helix Program, 2017, and Next Wave Festival, 2018; and Come What May (with Mallory Allen), Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, 2017.

Reynolds’ was one of five artists selected to perform Madison Bycroft: Antihero, as part of Feedback Loops, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2019. Reynolds’ is a recipient of the Artistes en Résidence 100-days research residency in Clermont-Ferrand (France), commencing December 2022.

About the Studio Program

ACE is home to five fully-supported, rent-free CBD-based studios for South Australian artists. 

The ACE Studio Program provides professional development opportunities, including studio visits with Australian and international curators; participation in public programs; mentorship by ACE staff; and prominent profiling and promotional opportunities.  

It is the only program of its kind in the state and is an invaluable pathway for artists to gain national recognition. Working as part of a cohort of fellow  artists, the Studio Program gives residents the space to experiment with their practice and grow their professional careers.

2022 Studio Program Donors Circle

Anonymous x2, Anton Andreacchio, Susan Armitage, Jane Ayers, Sally Ball, Candy Bennett, Kate Bohunnis & Patrice Sharkey, James Darling AM, Julia Dowling, Lesley Forwood, Rick & Jan Frolich, Stephanie Grose, Mo & Simon Hardy, Amanda Harkness & Karen Barrett, Andrew Henderson, Kate Irving, Hon Diana Laidlaw AM, James Lake, Brigitte Lane, Stephen Lane, Edwina Lehmann, Ryan McCourt, David McKee AO & Pam McKee, Jane Michell, Ministry of Clouds, Chris Penny, John Phillips, Michael Pocock, Ruth Rentschler, Aidan Rigoni, Louise Rigoni, Venetia Rigoni, Jill Russell, Paul Sutton & Tanya Soetratma, Thelma Taliangis, Tracey Whiting AM

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