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Rosamond McCulloch Studio Residency, Paris

In 1991, the University of Tasmania received a bequest from the estate of the artist-lecturer, Rosamond McCulloch who had taught at the Tasmanian College of the Arts during the 1950s and 1960s. Rosamond McCulloch's wish was that her bequest should be used to assist a graduate of the School of Creative Arts to travel overseas.

In the spirit of the bequest, then, the University now has a permanent base in Paris. The $100 000 bequest was used to purchase a studio in the world-renowned studio complex, the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. The Cité 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.

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. The University 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.

Proposals Invited

Each year, proposals are invited for artist studio residencies at the Rosamond McCulloch Studio. The residency is open to University of Tasmania visual arts graduates, with a preference for those who currently reside in Tasmania.

This year one successful applicant will be selected by the Rosamond McCulloch Committee to receive a $5,000 stipend to support their 2019 residency. The Marie Edwards Travelling Scholarship is also available for application to support a 2019 residency.

Information Session

Applications Open

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Applications Close

  • 5pm Monday 2 July 2018

Successful Applicants Advised

  • Mid July 2018

Further information

Suan Lee
Rosamond McCulloch Studio Management Committee
School of Creative Arts
Private Bag 57, Hobart TAS 7001
03 6226 4300 or

Previous Residency Recipients

Milly Yencken

We are thrilled to announce that our recent BFA Graduate, Milly Yencken, is the recipient of a $5,000 Rosamond McCulloch Studio stipend to support a 5 month residency in Paris at the Cite Internationale des Arts in 2017.

Milly will use the residency to develop her animation practice. She proposes to attend a Master Class at the prestigious Gobelins Animation School, and will pursue networking opportunities with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

The other artists who were awarded self-funded residencies are Patrick Hall, Grace Herbert, Selena de Carvalho and Carolyn Wigston. Grace was fortunate to be awarded the 2017 Marie Edwards Travelling Scholarship to support her residency.

Recipients of Rosamond McCulloch Studio Residency 2015:

  • Jan to April 2015 – Vivien Mason - BFA combined degree majoring in E-Media
  • May to June 2015 – Dr Lucy Hawthorne - PhD and 2015 Marie Edwards Travelling Scholarship recipient
  • July to August 2015 – Joel Crosswell - BFA
  • Sep to Dec 2015 – Josh Foley - BCA (Hons) majoring in Painting
Patrick Sutczak, Nature by Narrative , installation detail, laser etched text, Eucalyptus, 2012.

Patrick Sutczak is the 2014 scholarship Recipient, Rosamond McCulloch Studio Residency, Paris.

Patrick Sutczak graduated from University of Tasmania in 2012 with a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (First Class Honours) and received a University medal for academic excellence. Patrick is currently undertaking ;a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania.

Patrick writes "The objectives of undergoing a residency in Paris at the Rosamond McCulloch Studio are to further challenge my understanding of personal engagement with a site over time...... Psycho-geography, relating to what is known as the 'derive' or 'drift' surfaced in the anatomy of Parisian urban design of the 1950's, is something that I am currently researching in a Tasmanian agricultural setting".

Patrick Sutczak, has been awarded the University of Tasmania/Arts Tasmania Rosamond McCulloch Studio residency funded residency for 2014.

Amelia Rowe Bestway, 2011, freeze dried calf foetus, wire, recipes, size variable.

Amelia Rowe is the 2013 scholarship Recipient, Rosamond McCulloch Studio Residency, Paris.

Amelia Rowe graduated from University of Tasmania in 2009 with a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (First Class Honours) and received a University medal for academic excellence.

In 2012 Amelia completed a Master of Fine Arts, examining animal modification, exploring specifically the human/canine relationship. Her sculpture practice experiments with mixed media, including taxidermy and various fabricating techniques, and is influenced by a passion for collecting 'stuff'.

Amelia Rowe, has been awarded the University of Tasmania/Arts Tasmania Rosamond McCulloch Studio residency scholarship for 2013.

Ooh Yeah Baby, it's Art! Jamin, 2010, enamel spray paint and acrylic paint on wall, approx. 3 x 4.5m

Tasmanian School of Art, Masters of Fine Art Graduate , Benjamin Kluss, has been awarded the University of Tasmania/Arts Tasmania Rosamond McCulloch Studio residency scholarship for 2011.

Ben will commence the 4-month residency in September at the Studio, which is located in the Cité International des Arts studio complex in the heart of Paris.

The residency and location is an ideal launching pad for Ben to continue his research interests which, within his post graduate degree, were concerned with developing a visual language that engages with “contemporary dissent and critical opinion.

His primary objectives are to engage with the street art of Paris; to explore and experience Paris within the context of a post global financial crisis world city and to develop and broaden his awareness of contemporary and historical art through first hand engagement with the museums and art galleries of Paris.

The studio was acquired in 1982 as the result of a bequest from the late art educator and artist, Rosamond McCulloch. Since that time it has supported visual art residencies from more than 100 of our graduates.