Artist Nathan Hawkes arrived in Kristiansand at the end of May, and will stay as an artist in residence in Kristiansand until the end of June.

Nathan Hawkes is an Australian artist educated in Sydney. His practice is driven by an interest in the ways in which different mediums offer unique temporal or spatial perspectives. Recently he has been investigating the inherent qualities of painting and drawing that enable them to evoke particular sensations of time and space. He often uses landscape as a vehicle for these ideas and has been interested in the quality of light in the Scandinavian part of the world for some time.

Hawkes is currently involved in a project based at Australia house in the Niigata prefecture of Japan, working towards the 2015 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial. His stay in Kristiansand has been made possible by the Marten Bequest Travelling Art Scholarship, which will also see him undertake professional engagements in Vienna and Sadō Island, Japan. After his time as artist in residence in Kristiansand he intends to visit a number of works situated throughout Norway including the Ekebergparken sculpture park in Oslo as well as the Steilneset memorial in Vardø by Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeois.