Thursday, August 28, 2014

Artist in Residence EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: deadline Friday 26th September, 2014

Town Hall Gallery is seeking expression of interest from artists to undertake an artist in residence program for two weeks in early 2015 as part of the Place Making <Making Place> exhibition. 

Town Hall Gallery will hand over Gallery 2 to three different artists to re-home their studio for a 2 week period. Whilst working in the gallery, each artist will come to terms with how their environment informs their practice. Will their work change direction when being created within the gallery environment?

Viewers will have the opportunity to see the art making process up close and personal! Artists will have the opportunity to play in the gallery space!

One artist (or collaborative pair) will be working from the gallery space during the following time slots:

Studio 1: 10 January to 25 January, 2015
Studio 2: 26 January to 8 February, 2015
Studio 3: 9 February to 23 February, 2015

An artist fee of $1,000 per studio time slot will be paid prior to the exhibition.

Artists will have access to the ‘studio space’ from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 4pm on weekends. We don’t expect artists to be in for the entire time if they choose not to, however we do expect a minimum of 4 hours each day.

Artists will be required to:
*   Bring in their own additional equipment for art making. Town Hall Gallery will provide tables, chairs, drop cloths, lighting as well as assistance to install work on walls during the period.
*   Answer questions and interact with gallery visitors while in their studio. Gallery staff will always be on hand in the gallery to assist as well.

How to submit your EOI:
*   Please provide a full CV and up to 8 images of your current art practice.
*   Provide up to a 2 page concept on why you believe your studio would be of interest to the general public. How do you think your practice may change by being ‘on show’ to gallery visitors? Does your work talk about ‘place’?
*   Please provide 2 professional referees who know your practice and your commitment to the visual arts.

Please note that successful artists will be required to sign a Residency Agreement prior to payment of artist fee.

** EOI deadline is Friday 26th September **

EOI’s must be addressed to:

Placemaking Project

C/o- Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Questions can be forwarded to Senior Curator Mardi Nowak at or 03 9278 4626.

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