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The Farm Margaret River Residency

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 its 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. Farm Margaret River engages 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 land farmed for four generations, and prior to settlement, country of the Wardandi cultural group of the Nyoongar people.

A visiting artist will live and work in a contained live-in studio which is surrounded by arable paddocks, fresh water springs 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 will have the opportunity to exhibit their art for the people of The Farm Margaret River, the surrounding rural community, and the state of Western Australia.

Artists to be advised that this is a site-specific based residency.

The residency is planned to take place over 5-8 weeks between October - November 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the residency dates may moved to 2021 if necessary, in arrangement with the successful applicant.

Funding provided:

  • AUD $5,000 artist fee, materials and accommodation.

  • A travel subsidy will be individually negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applicants from all nationalities (18+) are encouraged to apply, but applicants from overseas must be able to obtain a temporary visa. Applicants must have a good level of written and spoken English. They must be professional practising visual artists and recognised as such by their peers.


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