Unique artist residency opportunity for creatives sharing

Calling creative couples, co-conspirators, families, friends and flatmates – the Creative Spaces program is now inviting groups of two or more people inhabiting the same home to apply for the Collaborators (In Residence) opportunity.

The Photographers (In Residence) is underway with five local photographers currently sharing incredible images of their time in isolation.

This next co-habitative residency invites two or more people from the same or different disciplines to apply and offers $2000 for artist fees.

Across one week, the assignment will challenge the artists to develop and document a creative outcome and along the way, they will have the opportunity for support and dialogue with talented artists, and couple, Courtney Scheu and Itamar Freed.

Deputy Mayor and Community Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said it was intriguing to see how our artists were responding to COVID-19 and living in isolation.

“It’s unusual and quite challenging to see the photography so far from Cooper Brady and Katrina Ford – these artists are inviting us into their homes and providing an insight into aspects of their lives that are usually held as personal,” Cr Baberowski said.

“Through the Collaborators residency I imagine we’ll progressively see something quite different, where the artists can produce an art work, performance, installation or other forms of expression that suits their practice.”

On living and working with her partner and artist Itamar Freed, Courtney Scheu said by using collaborative processes, they learnt from each other – techniques, perspectives, ways to generate ideas – and enrich their practice.

Itamar Freed said together, artists could achieve more.

“Collaboration always initiates innovation and new ideas. When the ideas are coming from more than one source the combination can be very interesting, add other layers and more depth allowing the work to evolve in ways you would never expect.”

Applications are now open and four collaborating groups will be selected.

Submissions close 5pm, Tuesday 12 May.

Apply now

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