Every year our Artist-in-Residency program is held in partnership with the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, and we always try to find an additional partner that adds a special theme to the experience.
Last year's resident, Marilou Chagnoud, worked with the Australian War Memorial, and the results of her research into camouflage, Functional Shadows, is showing in our gallery until 5 May.
This year we had a collaboration by Simon Cottrell and Vicky Shukuroglou, who worked with the National Botanic Gardens. They will be exhibiting their outcomes with us in 2019.
For the 2019 residency we are excited to be teaming up with the Australian National University Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) as our research partner. Artists-in-residence will have the possibility to do research with the team from RSAA with a focus on themes surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.
There is a 2-week (or more) research period that is followed by the residency period at Namadgi National Park, where the artist will have the use of a living and working space at the Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage. Artists may be asked to engage with the community and participate in a public program including an open day at the Cottage. Resulting work from the Artist-in-Residence program will be displayed in an exhibition the following year and will have an accompanying catalogue.
Applications to be our 2019 Artist-in-Residence close on 27 May. If you know someone who would be perfect for this theme, let them know. If it's you, get thinking! More information and an application link can be found here.