2016 Artist Residencies across Gippsland

Posted in Creative Communities on 25/Feb/2016 02:19

Creative Gippsland is celebrating it’s seventh annual celebration of the astounding creativity and talent that flourishes across the six shires of Gippsland with the month long event, ‘Come and Play – All of May.’

As part of the 2016 event, they’re offering week-long artist in residence opportunities in four towns - Newhaven (Phillip Island), Trafalgar, Omeo/Benambra and Heyfield. The residencies are open to artists from any location and are aimed to help develop new cultural networks, share skills and inspiration and to encourage collaboration between different people and communities.

Artists can work in any medium, including visual, performing, and installation arts, writing and story-telling, poetry, dance and more. The residency includes the opportunity to artistically respond to a beautiful small town, its environment and its community. It is funded to cover costs such as accommodation and an artist fee of $2,600.

In 2015, Regional Arts Victoria Member and Thorpdale artist, Graeme Myrteza was part of an Artist in Residence program in the charming township of Dargo. Graeme created an open studio in which community members made the most of his time and expertise to improve their own works, ahead of their first art show as part of the inaugural Dargo Winter Festival. The painting pictured was generously donated to be auctioned off as part of the event, with the proceeds going to the Dargo community.

Expressions of Interest for the 2016 Artist in Residence programs close on Tuesday 15 March.

For more details, head to the Creative Gippsland website or contact Deb Milligan, Regional Arts Victoria Creative Arts Facilitator (Wellington) on (03) 5142 3188 or at dmilligan@rav.net.au.

Creative Gippsland is offering the opportunity for artists to participate in a week long artist in residence program across 4 towns (Newhaven, Trafalgar, Omeo/Benambra and Heyfield) as part of their ‘Come and Play – All of May’ celebrations.