Thank you to all the artists who applied for Residency 7.
Congratulations to Melbourne painter, Rhys Lee who has been awarded the first of our 2014 Residencies.
Applications for the Byron Bay Residency #8 (September 2014) open now. Apply online here.
Additional questions? Email the Residency Coordinator here.
The Residency Program
Two residencies are held each year, the first in February/March and the second in August/September.
Residency length is four to six weeks long. We are happy to consider artists who work with wall mounted works, sculpture, photography, new technologies and installation.
The Art Park Artist Residency Program will supply and fund:
- Fully furnished accommodation for a period of up to 6 weeks. The apartment is free of rental, gas and electricity charges to the artist in residence. An internet connection is available. . The accommodation consists of a bedroom, bathroom, access to a laundry, etc. A floor plan and further information is available.
- A studio space is available as part of the accommodation. A larger printmaking studio is also available off site.
- Economy class travel from the artists home to Byron Bay and return.
- An daily allowance of up to $80.00AUS per day will be paid in
advance to the artist to assist with miscellaneous daily expenses
(food, surfboard hire, etc)
What we require
Each artist in residence is not required to produce a body of work, although we anticipate the environment may contribute to some creative output.
We ask the artist to leave behind 2 works of any size and format. These works will become part of the Art Park Artists Residency Program permanent collection.
Each residency can range from four to six weeks in the following months:
- Residency 1: Mid February & March
- Residency 2: Mid August & September
Collaborations with other Institutions
The Art Park Artist Resdency Program has an ongoing relationships with key galleries in Australia and will facilitate an exhibition of work should the artist desire.
Successful applicants are encouraged, but not required, to interact with the local community and schools by providing lectures or floor talks about their art practice.
About Byron Bay, Australia
Byron Bay is a beachside town located in the far-northeastern corner of the state of New South Wales in Australia. It is located 772 kilometres north of Sydney and 165 kilometres south of Brisbane. Cape Byron, a headland adjacent to the town, is the easternmost point of mainland Australia. At the 2006 Census, the town has a population of 4,981 people, and is the nucleus of Byron Shire, which has in excess of 28,000 residents.Captain James Cook named Cape Byron after circumnavigator of the world John Byron, grandfather of the poet, Lord Byron.
More information about Byron Bay can be found here.