The Farm Margaret River

Farm Margaret River

The residency at a glance

The Farm Margaret River is located in the south-west of Western Australia, a region of ancient soils and flora, bounded by the Indian Ocean. The Margaret River region is an international destination for those interested in the arts, wine growing, surfing and its natural beauty.

In the age of the Anthropocene, our relationship to the environment and the reciprocal impact of each upon the other is a complex topic. At The Farm Margaret River we engage with agricultural sciences, visual arts and the community to explore and observe our united possibilities. The visual arts are a conduit to our conversation and our perspective of where we stand today.

The Farm Margaret River sits upon land farmed for four generations, and prior to settlement, country of the Wardandi cultural group of the Nyoongar people.

A visiting artist will live and work in a contained live-in studio which is surrounded by arable paddocks, fresh water springs and bushland. The Farm Margaret River is nestled within a rural community versed in organic, holistic and sustainable living practises, yet conveniently close to the Margaret River township. The artist in residence will not only be able to develop a new body of work or continue their practice in a new environment, but have the opportunity to exhibit their artform for the people of The Farm Margaret River, the surrounding rural community and the state of Western Australia.

Artists to be advised that this is a site-specific based residency.


  • Duration of residency: five to eight weeks between October - November 2020 (Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the residency dates will be reassessed moved to 2021 if necessary, as arranged with the successful applicant).

  • Funding provided:

    - AUD $5,000 artist fee, materials & accommodation.

    - A travel subsidy will be individually negotiated with the successful applicant

  • Site-specific based.



Eligibility + requirements 


  • Applicants from all nationalities (18+) are encouraged to apply.

  • Applicants from overseas must be able to obtain a temporary visa. For more information please refer to the Australian Government website (CLICK HERE).

  • Applicants must have a good level of written and spoken English.

  • Applicants must be professional practising visual artists and recognised as such by their peers. 

  • Applications must be received by 5:00pm (AWST) Friday 29 May 2020.


  • Driver’s license,  Australian or International



Entries close 5:00pm (AWST) Friday 29 May 2020.

If you have any queries about your eligibility, please contact

Applications close
29 May 2020
Amount Upon Application
All artforms
Grant Type
Applicant Type
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