Country Arts SA is inviting visual artists to apply for a four-week residency in Kangaroo Island between March and April 2019.
The residency honours the creative spirit of Cath Cantlon, who produced contemporary art and sculpture in her Palace of Production (P.O.P) studio, built behind the home she shared with her partner in Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.
Cath’s working life was dedicated to extensive collaborations in theatre, film, community and public art, and interior and exterior designs for new architectural builds across regional and urban South Australia. She always referred to her studio as “the palace” because when built in 2012, her partner dubbed it the “Palace of Production”.
The vision for the residency is to provide a contemporary visual artist a desirable opportunity to immerse themselves in artistic exploration or consolidation in a well-equipped artist’s studio within the tranquil, natural surroundings of Kangaroo Island.
A self-contained unit, adjacent to the P.O.P will be provided for the four weeks of residency.
“This residency springs from a desire to honour the life of Cath Cantlon, a wonderful, award-winning multi-talented artist whose collaborative spirit touched many artists and communities across Australia,” Country Arts SA Creative Programs Manager Merilyn de Nys said.
“It is about giving time to a contemporary visual artist to be immersed in the natural beauty of Emu Bay on Kangaroo Island for up to four weeks at Cath’s former studio and residence.”
One artist will be selected to take part in the residency program. The successful applicant will be provided with an artist fee, living allowance and a travel stipend. Artists from a visual arts discipline are encouraged to apply.
For more information and a copy of the expressions of interest brief please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.countryarts.org.au.
Expressions of interest will close on Friday, February 1 2019 at 5pm.