Arc @ UNSW Art & Design acknowledges that the Artist in Residence (AiR) program takes place on unceded Aboriginal land. We would like to acknowledge the Wilyakali and Malyangapa people who are the traditional owners of the land at Fowlers Gap and Broken Hill. We pay our respects to elders, past, present and emerging and acknowledge that this will always be Aboriginal land.
Arc @ UNSW Art & Design’s Artist in Residence (AiR) program is a week-long site-specific studio intensive that takes place at UNSW’s Fowlers Gap research station and surrounding areas.
AiR is a professional development program that runs independently to UNSW coursework. The aim of the program is to facilitate artists and designers, writers and curators to develop their artistic practice. They will gain real world experience by working in a new environment, away from their everyday life, in a safe, social and supportive setting. Practitioners will have the opportunity to establish new networks, new peer relationships, potential for ongoing projects, and increase knowledge and understanding of professional artistic practice, residency programs, and the locations of Fowlers Gap, Broken Hill and surrounding areas.
Artists, designers, writers and curators who are currently enrolled in a program of study at UNSW Art & Design are invited to propose a program of research to explore during their time in the AiR program. This program should be based off their creative practice at the time of application. Artists and designers can propose independent artistic research, collaborative artistic research or a combination of both. Research proposals can be for new work, or to continue existing work within the setting of Fowlers Gap, Broken Hill and surrounds. We encourage applications that are critical, experimental and consider the context of Fowlers Gap and the surrounding areas as integral to the proposed research. We encourage artists, designers, curators and writers from diverse backgrounds and all disciplines to apply.
Successful applicants selected for the program will receive:
- Paid return student train fare to Broken Hill from Sydney Central station;
- One nights accommodation at the iconic Palace hotel on arrival in Broken Hill;
- Full shared accommodation at UNSW Fowlers Gap research station in the Green House and cottages;
- A $200 artist fee to help facilitate artistic research;
- Guided site visits to select locations during your stay at Fowlers Gap. Locations may include: Broken Hill regional Gallery and archives, Line of the load miners memorial, Muttiwintji national park, Menindee Lakes, The Living Desert sculptures and national park, Pro Hart Gallery, Bells Milk Bar and Museum and Silverton.
- Artistic and professional mentoring from Arc @ UNSW Art & Design through-out the AiR program;
- A tangible outcome at the end of the residency, this can be in the form of but is not limited to: an artist publication, event or exhibition. This will be decided in consultation with the selected practitioners of the 2019 AiR program. The event will be scheduled to take place in 2020.
Please note: AiR is a professional development opportunity for students to gain real world experience working in an artistic residency context. This program does not count and cannot be used as credit points toward your coursework or degree program.
Application Deadline: Saturday, 31 August | 11:59pm.
Applicants notified: Monday, 9 September | 5.00pm.
Artist meet and greet: Monday, 16 September.
This is an opportunity to get to know all the amazing artists and designers, writers and curators you'll be working with. Time and location TBC with successful applicants.
Pre-residency one to one mentoring: Monday, 16 September - Friday, 4 October.
This is an opportunity to discuss your research proposal with one of our experienced team members! Individual dates will be decided with successful applicants during the outlined time period.
Residency period: Monday, 14 October – Tuesday, 22 October.
These dates must be strictly adhered to due to infrequent transport to Broken Hill.
Post-residency de-brief: Tuesday, 29 October.
This is time where you get to feedback to us how you found your time during the AiR program in a group setting. It is an opportunity to collectively digest your your experience.
Time and Location TBA with successful applicants.
Post Residency outcome: Scheduled to take place in T1 2020.
Note: A detailed itinerary will be emailed to all successful applicants as part of their information pack and residency induction.