Saturday, May 23, 2009

Turner Galleries Residency Programme

Deadline: 1 November 2009 (RECEIVE)

Turner Galleries

Northbridge, WA

Note: This residency is now only available to Australian artists living in Australia.

Turner Galleries strives to exhibit the work of artists who fall outside of the mainstream of conservative art practise. We encourage artists to approach us if their work is unique, experimental, challenging, visually and mentally stimulating. We also believe in the importance of the connections between artists and the community as a whole, so we have created an innovative ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMME, which has attracted artists from interstate and overseas to foster those relationships.

The Residency
This residency programme began in 2001, as The Church Gallery Artist in Residence Programme. In 2007, after moving to new premises and a change of name, the programme recommenced as the Turner Galleries Artist in Residence Programme. Each residency is now held in conjunction with Central TAFE, who provide the artist with accommodation and a large studio space. Residency length is four to six weeks long, in consultation with Turner Galleries and Central TAFE. Each residency incorporates a solo exhibition in Turner Galleries and a floor talk. We are happy to consider artists who work with wall mounted works, sculpture, jewellery, photography, new technologies [including computer, film, video and media generated imagery], and installation.

Turner Galleries takes 40% commission [+GST] on residency exhibitions and sales from the stockroom. If another gallery exclusively represents you, we are willing to discuss a shared commission.

Minimum funding for each residency will include return airfare, return freight [to a maximum of $3,000] and $4,400 towards producing 60 limited edition artworks, whilst membership numbers are under 60. Over the past three years memberships have averaged 45 per year equalling approximately $9,900 per residency.

What we require
Each artist in residence is required to produce an edition of 60 limited edition prints or artworks [in any medium], in return for financial support from Turner Galleries Art Angels. A sum of $4,400 is provided to the artist for this purpose.

Residency times
Each residency can range from four to six weeks in the following months:

mid February + March [solo exhibition in March]
mid May + June [solo exhibition in June]
mid September + October [solo exhibition in October]

Collaborations with other institutions
Turner Galleries has an ongoing agreement with Central TAFE to hold joint residencies. Central TAFE supplies fully furnished accommodation and a large studio for the artist in residence. In return the artist must provide an artist talk, or floor talk, to a class of Central TAFE students.

How to apply
Download artist in residence programme info + application form 2011 [pdf]


Please contact the gallery if you have any queries:
Helen Morgan (Director)
Allison Archer (Manager)
PH 08 9227 1077