Shelley Simpson

Master of Fine Arts student Shelley Simpson says her studies have given her the opportunity to develop her work in a supportive and challenging environment.

Shelley Simpson
Shelley Simpson

“Although I have been a practising artist for a long time, I wanted to have the opportunity to really develop my work in a rigorous environment where I would be both supported and challenged. I knew that Elam would provide that for me.

“The supervision group critique sessions at Elam are essential for developing an understanding of process and expanding art making. The Research Ecologies Lecture Series, which includes lectures by faculty members, visiting artists and curators, is invaluable and provides a basis for the written component of the programme.

“Elam has a really great library, with staff who are knowledgeable and always helpful. The technicians in the workshops, darkrooms and digital hub are fantastic. The friendships I have developed with other students on the programme will be connections that will last far beyond the duration of my study here.”