Kassandra Bossell – Biography for WWAS 2019
A recent MFA (Research) graduate at UNSW Art and Design, Kassandra works across of sculpture, drawing, painting and installation. Kassandra completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts in 1990 and a Bachelor of Arts, Sydney University in 1986. Her work unpacks notions of nature and the human role within it, exploring ideas of transformation, interdependent connectivity and collaborative systems.
Kassandra has had solo and group exhibitions both in Australia and overseas since 1991. She has completed commissions in a range of scales for leading Australian arts organizations including Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Museum, National Maritime Museum, SOCOG – Olympic Games Sydney 2000, Opera Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, Powerhouse Museum, Old Parliament House, National Museum of Australia and Sydney International Airport, City of Sydney, Hurstville Council, Inner West Council, North Sydney Council and Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.
Kassandra has lectured in Sculpture at the National Art School and held workshops at Macquarie University, Sydney Community College, Buku Larrnguy Mulka Arts Centre, NT, Casula Powerhouse, Chatswood Evening College, Manly Warringah Community College, Pine St Community Centre, The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, IlluminARTe Festival, Mascon Festival, Escape Art Festival, CreARTivity Festival, Dungog Festival and several high schools.
She has also worked with many community-based organizations including Bondi Pavilion, Newtown Festival, Stalker Theatre Company, Peats Ridge Festival, Mardi Gras, Woodford Festival, Shopfront Theatre, ERTH Visual and Physical, Buku Larrnnguy Mulka Arts Centre, Mascon Festival and Sydney Community College.
Kassandra was awarded an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship 2016, a UNSW Art and Design HDR Faculty Travel Grant 2017, a Student Community and Development Grant 2016, an Art on the Greenway Grant 2016 from Leichhardt Council, an Artist to Artist Grant from NT Arts 2010 with Buku Larrnguy Mulka Art Centre, a CASPA Regional Art Grant 2010 and a NAVA Pat Corrigan Grant in 1993.