New studio holders announced

We are pleased to announce that four new studio holders have joined KARST’s community. KARST welcomes Maia Walton and Tressa Thomas (In The Making), Kelly Bryant and Jess Scott. 

In The Making is the combined identity of artists Maia Walton and Tressa Thomas. Their practice, a combination of experimental sculpture-making and community-engaged projects, seeks to mobilise intuitive making as a method for community building and connecting to the more-than-human world. In The Making are invested in practices that foster reciprocal relationships with the natural world, thereby resisting capitalist models of art and consumption. Their goal is to foster dialogue around material origin, agency, and legacy while engaging with their community through art-making and storytelling.


Maia and Tressa say: “We are thrilled to be joining KARST’s community of experimental artists and community builders. This marks a new chapter for us, one in which we plan to stretch the scale of our sculptures, the rate at which we experiment with foraged materials, and the scope of our community projects.”

Kelly Bryant is a multi-disciplinary visual artist, working with film, projection, live performance, site-specific, and installation. Her work considers the many manifestations of the contemporary screen whilst reflecting on her own relationship, conditioning, and changing perspectives of screen relations. Kelly’s work explores the screen’s form, a transient surface of materiality and immateriality, utilising screen landscapes with an invitation to touch film with one’s eye in a digital dematerialised era.


Kelly says: “Collaborating with different artists and mediums is a fundamental part of my practice. I am so excited to be a part of KARST’s diverse and vibrant community to form new connections and perspectives. To be surrounded by talented artists who I admire is such a privilege.”

Jess Scott is an artist and filmmaker, experimenting with the boundaries of film and fine art. Fascinated by how we record and are recorded, how we view and are viewed, they take inspiration from and subvert storytelling traditions. Their practice spans film, animation, collage and printmaking – any method that takes existing images and cuts them up to create new meaning.


Jess says: “Since volunteering at KARST I have met some amazing people and look forward to being a part of it.”