B-QUEENS – Aus Council

Documentation & Feedback to Current Prototype Programme | Work-in-Progress, 2021
& PARTICIPANT INFOS

NAMATSI IN NAIROBI

Finding my personal archetype was like finding my inner friend. I loved how we found her! And your personalised guided visualisations were awesome. I’ve never experienced meditations in this way.
Thank you Natascha!

Tilla, SWEDEN
EBONY’S GOLD, SELFIE
LENA IN PITTSBURGH
RUBY IN NORWAY

That B-Queens session was incredible – a burst of
energy, empathy, clarity and inspiration!
Some wonderful creative whores come to mind
and I feel empowered and re-connected –
still resonating with that bespoke meditation
and conversation.
Thank you so much for the space to explore
this Dark and Golden shadow work!

Ruby, Norway
EVA IN BERLIN

Eva exploring The Witch archetype

From our 3 sessions, my representation of Anne’s Superpower
(I use words from the participant’s mother tongue & will create a text-based artwork from this prose)
From our 3 sessions, my representation of Liv’s Superpower
(I will create a text-based artwork from this prose)
From our 3 sessions, my representation of Namatsi’s Superpower
(I use words from the participant’s mother tongue & will create a text-based artwork from this prose)
From our 3 sessions, my representation of Marisa’s Superpower
(I use words from the participant’s mother tongue & will create a text-based artwork from this prose)
MARISA IN BERLIN

Cara’s visual explorations of the personal archetypes & collective dark shadow aspects we explore in the project (Cara, Berlin)

Natascha Stellmach, CJ, 2014, ink and pen on photo paper, 69 x 86 cm, unique
MY PREVIOUS WORK FROM “BABES & BITCHES”
CJ, 2014, ink and pen on photo paper, 69 x 86 cm, unique multiple 5 + 2 AP
Example of one of the exercises in the current prototype (handwriting by Ida, Berlin)

INDUSTRY SUPPORT

B-QUEENS would be of immense value to participants who would benefit greatly from working with an artist who has a long-standing, diverse and international practice. With its curatorial framework of archetypes and the shadow B-QUEENS will be a rewarding opportunity for all participants to evolve the self and artistic practice. Its focus for an all-female audience ensures a complex rather than didactic interaction; a reflection of Natascha’s practice and career. Furthermore, the project, informed and shaped by collaborative practice, will generate new mixed-media works, depicting new archetypes for social change.


DR VINCENT ALESSI, LATROBE UNIVERSITY

In my experience of both Natascha’s practice, academic research, teaching and mentoring skills, and my longstanding experience as an artist, academic and educator, I envisage a need for such collaborations … and I have no doubt that many of my current and former students would be eager to participate in Natascha’s proposed programme.


SARINA LIROSI, PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIES COLLEGE MELBOURNE

Natascha is a true original. Her artistic process and creations are led by a desire to make work that connects emotionally with people. This means she sits outside discrete artform boundaries and pursues lines of enquiry that are transgressive and which constantly resonate with an audience. Her attention to detail, high production values, ethical and confidential codes of conduct and an aesthetic rigour enable her to reveal profound observations of the human condition.


DR DAVID PLEDGER, ARTIST, CURATOR, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR NYID
RUBY’S GOLD, SELFIE


B-QUEENS PARTICIPANT INFORMATION HERE

©Stellmach-Wonderwoman
Natascha as Wonder Woman, growing up in the suburbs of Melbourne