Established and emerging artists have an opportunity to creatively interpret one of Tasmania’s most iconic regions through their chosen discipline.
Applications are now open for
the University of Tasmania Cradle Coast campus 2017 Artist-in-Residence program,
inviting contenders to create work that brings their interpretations and perspectives
of the North-West region to life, with the support of a $5000 grant.
The University has offered the
residency annually since 2011 and this year has broadened the parameters of the
program, traditionally limited to professional artists, to now allow senior
undergraduates from the Tasmanian College of the Arts to apply.
University of Tasmania Makers’
Workshop Coordinator Joanna Gair said the program’s expansion presented a prestigious
opportunity for local aspiring artists.
“This is an exciting development in the life of this
residency; while we still welcome applications from professional artists in
Tasmania, interstate and overseas, ultimately it’s the quality of the ideas and
the ability to deliver them that is important,” Ms Gair said.
Since its inception, the Artist-in-Residence program
has attracted applications from across the globe, with recipients including visual
artists David Edgar, Hugo Moline, Heidi Axelsen and Ross Byers, and Tasmanian-based
composer Dean Stevenson, whose project, Facing North, will debut at the
2017 Ten Days on the Island festival.
The successful 2017 applicant will
be required to spend four weeks in the Cradle Coast region as part of the residency,
and engage with North-West communities, the local environment, its history, new
technologies and research to inspire their work.
The 2017 Artist-in-Residence
application form and further information can be found here: http://www.cradle-coast.utas.edu.au/events-and-exhibitions/artist-in-residence Applications close Saturday, 3 December.