Once a year, we invite talented local artists to apply for residencies through our Artist Residency Program. If successful, you’ll be allocated your own inspirational studio environment, rent free, and have a rare opportunity to experiment, express your artistic vision and contribute to culture on the Northern Beaches.
Northern Beaches Artists in Residence Programs provide opportunities for local visual artists to develop new work in their own dedicated studio space. At the end of the residency, you will present the work you’ve created in a public space, prominent location, or an exhibition space. Sound inspiring? Then please apply.
Eramboo Artist Residency
Northern Beaches Council and Eramboo Artist Environment provide a six month residency that provides free non-residential studio space at Eramboo in Terrey Hills, with the bonus of tapping into the professional development support and networks Eramboo provides, plus a $2000 allowance for materials.
Find more details in the Eramboo Residency Guidelines.
Applications for 2020 Eramboo Artist Residency Program will open in September 2019.
Kimbriki Artist Residency
Northern Beaches Council and Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre provide a nine month residency to create site-specific public artwork using resources that have been recovered from Kimbriki. Two artists will receive free non-residential studio space at Kimbriki in Terrey Hills, plus a $3,000 allowance for materials.
Find more details in the Kimbriki Residency Guidelines.
Applications for 2020 Kimbriki Artist Residency Program will open in October 2019.
Meet our 2019 Artists in Residence (AiR)
Eramboo AiR - Gloria Florez
Gloria Florez is an Australian/Colombian artist, her practice focuses on science and art, specifically sustainability and natural phenomena. Living on the steep sandstone cliffs among the spotted gums of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Gloria’s life develops around native flora and fauna, tidal systems and weather cycles.
These circumstances made her aware of our interconnectivity with nature and the cause and effect of our actions. With this vision, Gloria aims to create an ethos to develop techniques using non-toxic material, connect with science and scientists to enhance her understanding of Nature’s processes and to closely work in artistic and environmental collaborations to develop projects that bring nature’s power and ephemeral beauty to the centre of our life.
Kimbriki AiR - Michelle Reed
Michelle Reed is an emerging mixed-media artist whose practice explores natural vegetation and repurposed materials. She explores history and memory through collecting natural materials such as seed pods, tree fronds and contrasting them with reclaimed paper-based materials such as letters, wallpapers, paper patterns and much more. Kimbriki Artist in Residency will allow her to curate a body of work that explores new narratives using diverse reclaimed materials including plastics.
Kimbriki AiR - Sarah Schmelzer
Sarah Schmelzer is a recent National Art School graduate who specialises in metal sculpture. Her metal work focuses on figurative abstract shapes inspired by a combination of industrial rural Australia including the 1950s work of David Smith contrasted with 1990s sculptural movements in Sydney. Through gentle references and reflection her residency will be influenced by the history of Kimbriki as a landfill which was converted to a recycling facility in the 1990s.