The residency at a glance

The Farm Margaret River is located in the south west of Western Australia, a region of ancient soils and flora, bounded by the Indian Ocean. The Margaret River region is an international destination for those interested in the arts, wine growing, surfing and isolated, unspoilt, natural beauty.

In the age of the Anthropocene, our relationship to the environment and the reciprocal impact of each upon the other is a complex topic. Here at The Farm Margaret River we engage with agricultural sciences, visual arts and the community to explore and observe our united possibilities. The visual arts are a conduit to our conversation and our perspective of where we stand today.

The Farm Margaret River sits upon a beautiful handful of dirt and clean water, farmed for four generations, and prior to settlement, country of the Wardandi cultural group of the Nyoongar people.

A visiting artist will work in a converted shed/live-in studio/workshop or within the surrounding arable paddocks, fresh water spring and bushland. The Farm Margaret River is nestled within a rural community versed in organic, holistic and sustainable living practises, yet conveniently close to the Margaret River township. The artist in residence will not only be able to develop a new body of work or continue their practice in a new environment, but have the opportunity to exhibit their artform for the people of The Farm Margaret River, the surrounding rural community and the state of Western Australia.

Leading on from our 2017 Residency, where acclaimed Land Artists Chris Booth and Elaine Clocherty initiated our site specific emphasis, the 2019 Residency will be encouraging sculptors, site artists and all who feel inspired to apply their focus to the earth, water, air, flora and fauna of the surrounds.

Details:

  • Duration of residency: four to five weeks.

  • Residency dates: from October to November 2019.

  • Funding provided: $4,550 AUD (artist fee and accommodation). Initial travel costs will be supported, however please note daily travel is self-funded.

Eligibility + requirements 

Essential:

  • Applicants from all nationalities (18+) are encouraged to apply.

  • Applicants from overseas must be able to obtain a temporary visa. For more information please refer to the Australian Government website (CLICK HERE).

  • Applicants must have a good level of written and spoken English.

  • Applicants must be professional practising visual artists and recognised as such by their peers. 

  • Applications must be received by 5:00pm (AWST) Thursday 6th June 2019.

Desirable:

  • Have a driver’s license,  Australian or International

  • Site specific land art

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Entries close 5:00pm (AWST) Thursday 6th June 2019.

If you have any queries about your eligibility, please contact residencies@artsource.net.au. or hello@thefarmmargaretriver.com.au