Wooleen Station

Wooleen Station Outback Artist Residency

Wooleen Station is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of our outback and is ready to begin exploring this through art. The Wooleen Station Residency program invites you to…

Expression of Interest

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Aug 9, 2024


Western Australia


Visual Arts

Wooleen Station is situated in the Mulga shrublands, in the oldest landscape in the world, with the oldest rocks in the world to be found nearby.

The rangelands to which the Mulga shrub lands belong comprise 80% of Australia and 40% of the World. One-third of man’s domesticated stock run on these rangelands and they also form the habitat for much of the world’s wildlife.

Wooleen encompasses some 36 kilometres of the Murchison River and the same of the Roderick River, including all of the Roderick’s lower reaches and the nationally important wetland, Wooleen Lake.

Wooleen Station is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of our outback and is ready to begin exploring this through art. The Wooleen Station Residency program invites you to consider ways in which art can interact with, and reframe, how we experience the environment. The residency program offers a unique opportunity to have time, space and support to understand the fragility of the semi-arid rangelands and the impacts of agriculture and climate change on it’s future.

Applications close on the 31st May 2024


Opening One – ~6 weeks 1st July to 11th August 2024
Opening Two – ~6 weeks 16th August to 26th September 2024

Who can apply:

  • Applicants must be a resident in Western Australia.
  • Applicants must be at least 18-years-old.
  • Applicants must have a good level of written and spoken English.
  • Applicants must be emerging or professional practicing artists and be recognised as such within the industry.
  • The Residency is an inclusive program, and creatives of all backgrounds and professional stages are encouraged to apply.

What’s Included:

  • 3m x 4m studio space with desk, chair, electricity and wifi. The studio is available 24hrs a day, and adjoins the Wooleen café with toilet facilities.
  • Simple ensuite accommodation with adjoining kitchen facilities free of charge.
  • 2 days of prepared meals each week, provisions for self-catering 5 days of the week.
  • Participation in Wooleen tours, talks, encounters and self-guided activities
  • Please note this is not a funded residency. Applicants are encouraged to seek their own funding if support is required to participate in the residency. 


  • The artist in residence needs to demonstrate a serious commitment to a proposed creative project or artistic enquiry
  • We are seeking artistic concepts which add to the creative dynamic of Wooleen Station and make an impact on our community.
  • The artist in residence needs to write an article reflecting on their time, experience and work created at the Wooleen Station. This writing may be published online via Wooleen Station blog or social media.
  • The artist must deliver an experience at the property through which guests and the local community can engage with the artist and the residency such as a workshop, talk, open studio, or tour.
  • One workshop or talk must be given to the students at Pia Wajarri Remote Community School
  • Ability to self-cater with provided provisions 5 days a week
  • Upon the finale of the artist’s time at Wooleen Station, any works created will be displayed at an exhibition including a talk from the artist.
  • If you are non-Indigenous and you are proposing to work with First Nations artists and/or cultural materials, you’ll need to identify the cultural safety measures you will implement for your work
  • It is strongly advised that applicants hold their own Australian drivers license and arrive with a vehicle, as alternative transport options at the station are limited.


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