Pip Stafford

Pip Stafford is a new media artist whose practice includes video installation, performance, web projects, printed media and illustration. She is primarily interested in personal rituals, private lives and exploring notions of isolation and group communication.

A graduate of the University of Tasmania, School of Art (BFA), she is currently a resident of the Rat Palace, an artist run studio space in Hobart.

In 2007 Pip was awarded the Next Wave Festival’s Kickstart grant and has since been working on a web project for the Festival entitled iwishicouldshowyou.com.
I Wish I Could Show You is a data base of user-generated creativity comprised of videos from mobile phones. I Wish I Could Show You showed as part of the 2008 Next Wave Festival at Horse Bazaar, Melbourne.

Most recently she has shown work at Platform Artists Group in Melbourne and Inflight Gallery in Hobart. In February 2007, Pip co-founded and organised the ONO Project (with the support of CAST Gallery). ONO Project is a collective focussed on using disused urban space for unique art events.

As well as her individual practice Pip has collaborated with numerous artists and groups, organised art and music events and played in bands in both Hobart and Melbourne. She also creates zines and objects which are available in stores in both Hobart and Melbourne. She was recently featured in the print anthology Laughing Skulls and is the curator of the DVD anthology Run! You Beasts!

In 2008 Pip was an Artist in Residence at CESTA in Tabor, Czech Republic and has recently been awarded an Arts Tasmania Cultural Collaborations Grant to develop The Conversation Contraption with The League of Imaginary Scientists (USA) at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in NSW and Six_A ARI, Tasmania.