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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 $3,000 stipend to support their 2018 residency. The Marie Edwards Travelling Scholarship is also available for application to support a 2018 residency. Find out about the 2017 recipients.

Information Session

  • Friday 28 July, 1:45 - 3pm (after Art Forum)
  • (Board Room, Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street, Hobart with Video Link to Inveresk Board Room)
  • Download Info session flyer (PDF 390.9KB)

Applications Open

Applications Close

  • 5pm Monday 14 August 2017

Successful Applicants Advised

  • Early September 2017

Application sent to

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

Further information

Contact the Administrative Officer:
03 6226 4300 or