Artist in Residence
1982 was the inaugural year of the Artist in Residence (AIR) Program in Prospect. Ann Newmarch, a very well known local and national artist, was our first Artist in Residence and her projects set the standard for future years. Between 1982 and 1996 the program was successful but infrequent. However, since 1996 the Artist in Residence Program has been cemented as a cornerstone of the Gallery and the Community Arts Program.
Over the years the Gallery AIR program has supported both established and emerging artists. The Prospect residency, typically 10-11 months in duration, featured community engagement taking the form of Art Talks, workshops and informal discussions. City of Prospect provided studio space and a fully supported exhibition in Prospect Gallery during the South Australian Living Artist Festival.
Due to exciting changes to the Gallery art studio space, the 2013-2014 Digital Artist in Residence program is offered within Council’s new Digital Hub, located at 1 Thomas St Nailsworth. The Prospect Digital Hub is a fit for purpose space that provides artists, Council and the community with new exciting opportunities as afforded by the National Broad Band Network.
The City of Prospect, Artist in Residency tradition continues utilising this new digital capacity and access to never before experienced hi-tech equipment and internet and download speeds.
Prospect Digital Hub Artist in Residence Program 2013/2014
The ‘Digital‘ Artist in Residence program is a 2013/2014 residency that will offer an emerging or established artist the opportunity to develop a new body of work that culminates in an exhibition in the Prospect Gallery / Digital Hub / online during the SALA Festival in 2014.
The residency offers Digital Hub access and facilities for artists working in Digital media, a small stipend and an exhibition during SALA Festival 2014.
The Residency may take the form of an exploration of a body of work for an exhibition in the Prospect Gallery space as the public outcome. However, an artist may also chose to incorporate community based projects with public art or community events as the primary outcome, including online.
As this is a public program located in a Digital Hub, resident artists will engage with the community through a structured program in addition to ad hoc discussions. The structured engagement may be in the form of: artist talks, community workshops, masterclasses for local artists or other activities ie: work in progress blogs or streaming online.
The outcome of the Residency is only limited by your imagination.
Applications close – 5pm Friday 14 June 2013
All enquiries should be directed to City of Prospect’s Gallery Coordinator, Emma Fry on 08 8342 8175or via email