Rosamond McCulloch Studio
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
and Arts Tasmania
In 1991, the University of Tasmania received a bequest from the estate of the artist-lecturer, Rosamond McCulloch who had taught at the Tasmanian School of Art during the 1950s and 1960s. The $100 000 bequest was used to purchase a studio in the world-renowned studio complex, the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, which is situated on the right bank of the river Seine, a stone’s throw away from Notre Dame on the Ile de la Cité and within easy walking distance of all of the main Paris galleries including the Louvre. The Cité complex has approximately 300 studios - these are owned by universities and arts organisations spread worldwide - and the buildings also house common rooms and library, a large gallery, a concert hall, as well as printmaking and photographic facilities. A residency at the Cité carries with it free and unlimited access to virtually all art museums in France.
Rosamond McCulloch’s wish was that her bequest should be used to assist a graduate of the Tasmanian School of Art to travel overseas. In the spirit of the bequest, then, the University now has a permanent base in Paris. It was fortunate to be able to purchase a newly renovated studio, developed by the Cité administration, in an eighteenth century townhouse a block back from the main Cité complex. It is a spacious apartment with kitchen and bathroom facilities, a large work-space and a bedroom on the mezzanine floor. Its two large sets of french windows overlook a charming garden.
Since 1991, the McCulloch Studio Management Committee has, with considerable assistance from Arts Tasmania, Hobart Rotary and the Rees family, been able to send Tasmanian artists to live and work in Paris for periods of four months each. The artists have each received a stipend of to help defray their living and materials costs as well as return airfares; the University and Arts Tasmania also assist with the payment of service fees that the Cité charges for maintaining the Studio.
This four-month Residency will be advertised in 'The Mercury' and 'The Examiner' on 18 August 2012.
Open to Tasmanian visual arts graduates resident in Tasmania. The residency is offered for the period September - December inclusive and is supported by the University of Tasmania and Arts Tasmania. The successful applicant will be granted a four months residency at the University's Rosamond McCulloch Studio at the Cité. The residency comes with an Arts Tasmania grant to assist with service fees, airfares and stipend.
You can download the application form here. (Word Document 44 KB)
Applications should be addressed as follows and must be received at the Tasmanian School of Art, or post marked strictly no later than 5.00pm Friday, 7 September 2012:
Secretary, Rosamond McCulloch Studio Management Committee
University of Tasmania
Tasmanian School of Art
Private Bag 57
HOBART TAS 7001
Ph. (03) 6226 4303 Fax (03) 6226 4308
Please note that funding for the 2013 funded residency will not be confirmed by Arts Tasmania until November 2012.
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
13 August, 2012