• Eramboo Artist Environment, 2021. Photo by Kayapa Creative Studio. 

 Eramboo Artist in Residence

Once a year, we invite artists and creatives to apply for a residency opportunity through our Artist Residency Program. 

About Eramboo Artist in Residence 

Northern Beaches Council and Eramboo Artist Environment have partnered together to provide a six-month artist residency, in an inspirational bushland environment, for an artist to develop a new body of work or a site responsive creative project.

The Eramboo Artist in Residence program offers free non-residential studio space at Eramboo Artist Environment in Terrey Hills, adjacent to the Ku-ring-gai National Park, a $3000 allowance for materials and mentoring and support towards an exhibition or public outcome. 

Eramboo’s unique location gives artists an opportunity to disconnect from fast-paced urban environments, experiment creatively and develop their professional practice in a collaborative studio environment.

Find more details about the program in the Eramboo Residency Guidelines.

 Applications for 2023 have closed Thursday 30 September, midnight. 

Julie Bartholomew, artist working at Sturt Craft Centre, Habitat Bee Project, photography Ashley Mackevicius.

Meet the 2022 Eramboo Artist in Residence: Dr Julie Bartholomew

We are excited to announce that the 2022 Resident will be Dr Julie Bartholomew. Julie is an artist and educator working mainly in ceramics. Working for over twenty-five years, her work continues to extend the field of ceramics by challenging its materiality and traditions, creating unique forms. 

Julie’s work explores contemporary issues including environmentalism, including the precarious existence of threatened Australian birds and flowers, the significance of ice core extraction from Antarctica and more recently the declining population of bees. Julie's residency at Eramboo will further her focus on bees and the architecture of honeycombing. 

As Julie explains: “The residency will enhance my practice by building on the concerns of previous projects involving responses to environmental issues. "Habitat" is a new area of investigation that I am passionate about and aims to bring greater visibility to bees and their declining population.”

This project aims to bring greater visibility to bees and their declining populations. They are severely impacted particularly in Australia since the Black Summer fires. The loss of billions of insects is little understood, and there are consequences for humans because bees are major pollinators and sustain biodiversity. “

Julie was awarded a Doctorate of Visual Arts (Sculpture) from UNSW Art & Design. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including four Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grants, the Tokyo Studio Residency, Australia-China Council Red Gate Residency in Beijing and the Asialink Taiwan Residency. Julie was the winner of the International Gold Coast Ceramics Award in 2006. Her work is held in significant public collections including the Shepparton Art Museum, Wollongong City Gallery, Manly Art Gallery, National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia and the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan.

Follow Julie @juliebartholomewceramics

More information

For more information about Council's Artist Residencies please contact Matt Mincoff, Arts and Cultural Development Officer

View the range of our other Council creative spaces for hire.