We are please to announce our 2017 Artist in Resident

Marilou Chagnaud, ACT

Each year, Craft ACT offers select local and international artists the opportunity to undertake a residency at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in Namadgi National Park and a research period at a cultural institution. We are proud to welcome the Australian War Memorial as our 2017 research partner.

Artists-in-Residence builds connections with international arts organisations and strengthens links to embassies and cultural, education and research institutions.

Marilou Chagnaud is a French artist and textile designer who has recently moved to Canberra. She mainly works with fiber materials, printing and folding, navigating between the disciplines of visual art and design. Inspired by human's interaction with material, she likes to alter our perception of shapes and surfaces with unexpected explorations. From objects to wearable sculptures, her creations result from experimental processes combining technical savoir-faire and material randomness.

This program is generously supported by our research partner The Australian War Memorial and our ongoing partner ACT Parks and Conservation.

The call out for AiR 2018 applications will be soon published on our website.

Artist in Residency Open Day - 29 April

Enjoy a day-out at Namadgi National Park and gain inspiration from Marilou Chagnaud and from her immersion in the beautiful natural environment of the park.
The day trip offers you free transport to and around the park, where you will visit Marilou and hear about her background and inspiration, see the work she’s doing and try some of your own. Historic Ready Cut Cottage in the Gudgenby Valley deep in Namadgi Park is located in a pristine setting, among striking granite peaks and boulders, bushland slopes, running creeks and plains of wild grasses.

ACT Parks and Conservation will offer a free charter bus to take visitors from Civic Square to Namadgi National Park Visitor Information Centre, Tharwa. People can choose to drive their own cars and join the group at the Namadgi VIC, where we will then depart the Centre at 09.45am to head down to Ready Cut Cottage. Light Refreshments will be provided at Ready Cut Cottage .

The bus will depart from and will return to Civic Square.
Times: 8.30am for 8.45am departure; 3:40pm return
People travelling by car should meet the bus group at Namadgi Visitors Centre, Tharwa at 9.45am

FREE, BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL for both bus travel and attendees travelling by car and close on Wednesday 26 April