"We are together online on unceded Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and the Ngunnawal people who are the traditional owners of the land Arc AD, Kudos and AD Space share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to elders, past, and present, and acknowledge that this will always be Aboriginal land. Take some time to find out whose land you are on"
Since 2012, Arc’s Artist in Residence Program (AiR) has offered an annual artist residency in Fowler’s Gap, far West New South Wales. Through intensive week-long residencies, artists have engaged with the striking desert landscape of UNSW’s Arid Research Station.
Arc @ UNSW Art & Design and Kudos Studios have proudly revitalised the format of this year’s AiR program. In 2021, our Artist in Residency program will consist of a four-month studio residency at Kudos’ pop-up location at 125 Anzac Parade.
AiR: Kudos Studios will give 5-6 people the opportunity to access studio spaces free of charge! The AiR: Kudos Studios package includes access to private studios, a foyer chill space, and storage areas.
Covid 19 Contingency Plan
Sometimes life throws a spanner in the works.
That’s why AiR: Kudos Studios has pivoted to a dynamic digital/ studio residency. We understand that resilience and flexibility are vital to our arts communities. During the lockdown period, AiR participants will still be able to access support through online hangouts, workshops and collaborative peer-to-peer feedback sessions.
Empowering the Arc @ UNSW Art & Design community is at the heart of our activities. AiR’s digital program provides the unique opportunity for participants to connect and collaborate with one another, voice their needs and shape future AiR offerings.
Please Note: Once lockdown restrictions have eased, AiR participants will be required to undertake Return to Campus Covid 19 training before accessing studio spaces.
Through AiR: Kudos Studios, artists have the freedom to take risks, form community and make experimental work. Arc and Kudos’s intention is to facilitate a collectively self-sustaining art ecology. Our artists will be supported support by the studio space and each other. In return they will sustain and maintain the space.
About the Location
Kudos Studios is located in 125 ANZAC Parade occupying a former real estate agents office and once tutoring small business. Kudos studios present a front exhibition space for resident artists visible to the public 24/7 through street view shop front windows.
In total there are five studios available each with access to power. The studios on the Todman avenue side have windows for daylight, while the two on the inside wall of 125 do not have street windows. All studios range from 1.8m x 2.6m, to 2m x 2.6m refer to floor plan for dimensions. Each studio is equipped with a desk chair, trestle table and desk caddy for small storage.
At the back of 125 ANZAC parade is a bathroom accessible for visitors and artists, and hang out space / tea room for resident artists. The tea room is equipped with arm chairs, a toaster, kettle and stocked with tea for resident artists. Throughout 125 ANZAC parade is a combination of concrete and gyprock walls, carpeted flooring, and a paneled office ceiling with fluorescent lights.