Managed by ANAT, Julian Stadon's mentorship was a part of the Australian Government’s Young & Emerging Artists Initiative supported by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
The mentorship provided an opportunity for an artist aged under 30 to explore new directions, expand technical skills and increase knowledge of networks, debates and business practice spanning a three-month period.
In early 2008, artist Julian Stadon undertook his mentorship with Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau. Julian’s blog explores the evolution and impact of newly evolved networked digital environments and the work he undertook with Christa and Laurent at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria to further his research in these areas.
The project explored and developed novel, interactive augmented reality constructs within Massive Multi User Domains (MMUD's), particularly Second Life. Subsequent to the completion of the mentorship period, the resulting works were shown at the John Curtin Gallery, as part of the DOFA08 exhibition.