We are thrilled to announce that this year’s AAIA Contemporary Creative Residency at Athens has been awarded to the London based Australian artist Scott Miles.

Scott pushes his paintings toward the limits of vision; he is interested in systems that sit at the edge of representation, where the eye cannot perform satisfactorily. His practice considers the processual and presentation aspects of painting as an interlinked system, or language, through which meaning might be made. Described in his own words  “my works frequently reference hidden texts, systems and symbols through processes of layering, concealing and revealing, that are inherent to the temporality and tactility of painting.”

In Athens Scott will engage the collection of the Epigraphic Museum, specifically with multi directional texts and engravings that align vertically and horizontally as found in Boustrophedon and Stoichedon systems.

Scott Miles trained in painting and printmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and recently completed the Turps Studio Programme in London. He has participated in exhibitions at PADA Gallery Lisbon, Level Four Oslo and William Blake House London. His work is represented in collections at Upernavik Museum Greenland, State Library of Victoria, State Trustees, Geelong Gallery Australia and the Poster Collection Museum für Gestaltung Zürich Switzerland.

Scott Miles
Annotator (The sun will make us disappear) 2016
Oil on Linen
120 x 90 cm

Image courtesy the artist


Dr Stavros Paspalas – Director
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens, Room 480, Madsen Building (F09), University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
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