Each year, Craft ACT offers select local and international artists the opportunity to undertake residencies at either Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in Namadgi National Park or Nil Desperandum Homestead in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

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

2016 Artists-in-Residence

Cathy Franzi, ACT

Acclaimed ceramicist Cathy will create artwork based on her inquiry into Gudgenby Valley plant ecology, reflecting on linkages between natural heritage and scientific and cultural knowledge.

Sione Liafail Maileseni, Kingdom of Tonga

As the only male coconut fibre weaver in Tonga, Sione’s innovative practice is reviving traditional Kato Kafa weaving techniques from the 1700s and fostering collaborations across other mediums and cultures.

2017 Artist-in-Residence

Expressions of Interest are now being accepted for the 2017 Artist-in-Residence program. Submissions close 14 October 2016. Find out more about this amazing opportunity.