Abbotsford Convent Residency Program

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About the Abbotsford Convent Studio Residency Program

The Abbotsford Convent Studio Residency Program has a focus on supporting artists to develop work/s that are site-specific or site-responsive. The work/s created through the studio residency will be presented throughout our site, as a vibrant and temporary means of fostering delight and dialogue as well as engagement between our site, urban landscape, artistic community and audiences.

The studio residency program offers a unique opportunity to have time, space and support to undertake site specific or responsive research, investigation and consideration.

It offers you an opportunity to invest in your own artistic practice and at the same time build your professional network and share your work with diverse audiences.

The Convent, with its many buildings, many people and textured history is fascinating and layered. However the continual change experienced across the history of our site combined with the spaces within and in between our built environment are delightfully porous and ripe for artistic investigation.

The studio residency program will provide two artists with:                                                  

  • Studio space for six months with 24/7 access
  • An honorarium of $2,500 to be invested in the studio residency project outcome
  • Access to Convent staff for support and mentoring
  • Marketing and communications package to promote your studio residency and outcome.

Residency 1: Friday 22 December 2017 – Friday 22 June 2018

Residency 2: Monday 25 June 2018 – Friday 21 December 2018


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