Nominations open for 2019 Artist in Residence program

Former Artist in Residence Loribelle Spirovski
Former Artist in Residence Loribelle Spirovski

A chance for artists to immerse themselves into the “colourful and diverse” community of Fairfield is one of the drawcards for the Fairfield City Museum & Gallery Artist in Residence.

Applications are now open for the 2019 program which provides $5000 towards artist fees and a further $1000 towards materials, a three-month exhibition in the Stein Gallery and a dedicated studio to work from.

The residency runs for 12 weeks from March to June 2019.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said council is proud to be able to provide an opportunity for artists at all experience levels to harness their craft in a tranquil studio environment.

“Our Artist in Residence program is a wonderful opportunity for artists to gain a rewarding experience at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery and immerse themselves into our colourful and diverse city,” Mayor Carbone said.

“The residency gives artists the chance to engage with our vibrant and diverse community, providing inspiration for their artistic practice and guiding what work they will later exhibit.”

Former Artist in Residence Loribelle Spirovski used her residency to kick-start her career and earlier this month was named as a finalist in the Archibald Prize for the second year running.

“We’re proud to have been a part of her artistic journey and continue to be inspired by the work of all our Artists in Residence.”

Proposals should in some way consider or reflect the diverse identities that make up the landscape of Fairfield including its Indigenous and multicultural communities, the city’s unique social history or the Fairfield City Museum & Gallery site.

To apply visit fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/AiR or call 02 9725 0190. Applications close June 17.