Light grey building set amongst the verdant national park.

Gallery space, Eramboo Artist Environment

Artist in Residence: Eramboo Artist Environment

About

Surrounded by the inspirational bushland environment of Ku-ring-gai National Park, an artist will be provided their own non-residential studio space at the Eramboo Artist Environment in Terrey Hills for up to six months. The artist is given a $3,000 allowance for materials, to provide mentorship and community engagement opportunities, and for an exhibition or other public outcome at the culmination of the residency. 

Northern Beaches Council and Eramboo are offering this opportunity for mid-career artists to develop a new body of work, or site-responsive creative project.

Current Artist in Residence 

portrait of Kate Butcher, a blond woman wearing a black top with angular zips, looking to the left with high contrast lighting

Katherine Butcher

Katherine Butcher (she/her) is an Australian visual artist and producer currently based between the Northern Beaches and Norway. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from The National Art School in Sydney, and a Master's degree in Fine Art from Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts. With a diverse artistic practice, Katherine's work spans various mediums, collaborations, and 'making public' formats.

See more on Katherine's website
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Artist Plan

During her residency at Eramboo Artist Environment, Kate will leverage spatial scanning as both a technique and a method for mapping and shaping space to explore the dramaturgy of artistic practice.

Her primary focus will revolve around two key frames: 'nature and destroyed landscapes' and 'society and concentrations'. Her work will contemplate what kind of artistic experiences and actions we can establish with inclusiveness and sustainability in mind.

This contemplation necessitates an examination of the detrimental substrates created by human actions on Earth and questioning the potential risks and positive contributions that art can make in shaping future solutions that foster collaboration between human and ecological relationships.

Kate employs the 'everyday' languages of developers, decision-makers, and state employees – such as the 'pitch', architectural software, digital renderings, and building equipment – to shift the focus from envisioned economic outcomes onto who determines the shape of our environments.

In addition, at Eramboo Kate will continue to work on a durational public performance titled Just This And Only That, with Carlos A. Correia and Joana Bruno, initiated in Trondheim, Norway, in January this year. This project centres on the potential of artistic practice to generate networks of new thinking in the city and investigate what a sustainable work-life looks like while navigating the importance of freedom of expression, shelter, and movement.

Previous Artists in Residence

portrait of Bronte, a blond woman wearing a black dress, in front of a corrugated iron wall

2023: Bronte Cormican-Jones
An emerging contemporary visual artist and writer, Cormican-Jones often explores the field of spatial practice through her sculptural works, installation, performance and documented works. Having recently completed an Honours in Visual Arts (Sculpture) at the University of Sydney’s Sydney College of the Arts, she is drawn to glass and the industrial materials of steel, bricks and timber and is interested in the way that these materials are used in architecture and the infrastructure of the world around us.

2022: Julie Bartholomew
2021: Catriona Pollard
2020: Kirsten Fazio 
 

Key Dates: 2024 Program

Residency Begins: Feb 2024
Residency Ends: Jul 2024
Residency Outcome Presentation: Jul – Aug 2024

Please see our What's On Calendar for public outcomes. 

Guidelines

Read the 2024 program Guidelines online, or download as a PDF.

Visiting Eramboo

Eramboo Artist Environment is progressing to the fore of contemporary artistic production. Located at 304 McCarrs Creek Road, Terrey Hills, Eramboo offers affordable non- residential and residential studios, and an exhibition space to emerging and established creative practitioners.

Accessibility

The Artist in Residence Studio at Eramboo is wheelchair accessible. There are accessible bathrooms on site. All bathrooms are in a separate building to the artist studios. 

Service animals are welcome at Eramboo. Please note that due to the proximity to the National Park, pets that are not service animals are discouraged. 

Further Opportunities

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Contact information

Arts & Cultural Development Officer
Paul Matthews