Lecturer, Contemporary Studio Practice
Based in Tartanya (Adelaide), Bernadette Klavins is an artist working in the field of sculpture. Working in a process-based manner, Klavins draws out the poetic potential of materials and considers our human relationship to deep time and geologic forces. In 2016, Klavins graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art (ACSA) with First Class Honours and received a Major Travel Award. In 2017, she completed an international residency at The Icelandic Association of Visual Art in Reykjavik. Klavins has since exhibited at spaces including: Watch This Space (NT), Canberra Contemporary Art Space (ACT), Cool Change Contemporary (WA), Post Office Projects (SA), Adelaide Central Gallery (SA), FELTspace (SA), Floating Goose Studios (SA), Art Pod (SA) and Carclew (SA). Klavins makes from Switchboard Studios in Norwood, alongside working at the Art Gallery of South Australia as Project Manager, Tarnanthi, and lecturing at ACSA. She is currently on Guildhouse’s Artist Advisory Board, and was previously a Co-Director of FELTspace from 2017 to 2019.