Rudder Exchange Visual Arts Mentoring Partnerships (REVAMP) matched established visual artists (mentors) with young people with a passion for art (mentees) to work together in a mentoring partnership. Mentor – mentee partnerships were primarily matched by art form.

Upon entering the program many of the mentees had faced barriers to employment or education and had not undergone formal arts training, however they were dedicated to their arts practice.

Positive, enduring, creative relationships were fostered between mentees and mentors. A collegiate atmosphere developed in the REVAMP Studio with the young artists putting many hours into development of their practice. Many of the 2011-2013 REVAMP alumni transitioned to Tertiary Education to pursue Visual Arts.

REVAMP is currently in a hiatus pending further funding.

‘REVAMP is an exuberant celebration of artists with a desire to share their artistic journey to date. Visiting the REVAMP Studios gave me the opportunity to witness first hand the importance of having an experienced artist to work with, and how this enriches both the mentee and mentors practice.’

Juan Davila (REVAMP artistic patron)


2013 Rudder Exchange Visual Arts Mentoring Partnerships (REVAMP)

The Front 422 Docklands Drive, Docklands     

6–21 December 2013

Sean Lilley & David Waters

Nyssa Levings & Fergus Binns

Lara Alexander & Elvis Richardson

Stuart McAlpine & Debbie Harman

Hector Vigor & Jeff Stewart