What is the Artist in Residence program?
The program supports the development of new works by contemporary artists in the garden setting of Billilla historic mansion at 26 Halifax Street, Brighton, and also aims to:
- Create opportunities for community connections with contemporary artists.
- Provide the Bayside community opportunities to participate in local contemporary art projects.
- Encourage appreciation of arts and culture within the local community.
- Utilise art as a platform for engaging the community.
We accept artist applications each year and 8 residencies are offered to successful applicants for 12 months from July to June annually.
Top - left to right (2015/2016 residents) - Stephen Nova, Thomas Bowman, Kate Just,
Candace Petrik, Rob McHaffie (2014/2015 resident) & Evan Lawson
(absent, Samuel Condon, Dick Gross, Motoko Katsuta Kitano).
Bottom - left to right (2014/2015 residents) - Shannon Smiley, Leigh Redhead,
Christine Rogers and Luhsun Tan (absent, Gillian Barnett and Reko Rennie).
Artist in Residence 2015–2016
|Jo Roszkowski||Visual artist||Laundry studio|
|Aaron Park||Visual artist||Beckett studio|
|Wendy Busch||Visual artist||Grainger studio|
|Lillian O'Neil||Visual artist||Traill studio|
|Joseph Price||Luthier||Parr studio|
|Yuria Okamura||Visual Artist||Tayler studio|
|Suzy Zail||Writer||Marshall Studio|
Many thanks to each of the artists who completed expressions of interest in gaining a residency at the Billilla mansion studios. We received many high quality and deserving submissions and we would like to convey well wishes in future endeavours to all applicants.
The artist studios are located on the grounds of historic Billilla Mansion in the servants quarters. Many of the studios are named after prominent local artists:
- Beckett studio - Clarice Beckett, visual artist
- Grainger studio - Percy Grainger, composer
- Marshall studio - Alan Marshall, writer
- Parr studio - Lenton Parr, visual artist
- Sievers studio - Wolfgang Sievers, visual artist
- Tayler studio - Lloyd Tayler, visual artist.
The Laundry studio has a more operational name.
Artist in Residence Open Studios
The Open Day marks the end of the current artists in residence and welcome the new artists. This event is also a chance for the Bayside and wider community to observe the artist's work in progress, enjoy a day in the gardens of Billilla and partake in some light refreshment with wonderfully creative people. The open day activities will include the 2017 Bayside Design Market. The date for next year's event is Saturday 8 April 2017.
If you would like to be a part of the 2017 Open Day, please register to receive Council's Arts Culture eNewsletter to stay informed of updates.
Discuss the program
To discuss the program or your application, please contact:
Cultural Development Officer
Phone: (03) 9599 4444 during business hours
email: artevents [at] bayside.vic.gov.au