Artist in residence studio

Nancy Fairfax Artist-In-Residence studio - photo from outside with views to Mt Warning / Wollumbin
Nancy Fairfax Artist-In-Residence studio - photo from inside with views to Mt Warning / Wollumbin

The Nancy Fairfax Artist-in-Residence studio (top photo shows studio from outside, bottom photo shows view from inside)

The Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence studio is an on-site, live-in studio available to visual artists living and working in Australia. The residency program encourages arts practice and creative engagement between artist, community and place.

Self funded residency Funded residency

Self funded residency program

Artists are invited to apply to rent the Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio. The program is subsidised, making the rental fee $350 per week (plus GST). There is no outcome exhibition or programing in relation to self funded residencies.

Self funded residency program guidelines(PDF, 3MB)

Applications for self funded residencies in 2023 are now closed.

The application round for self funded residencies in 2024 will open from 1 February 2023 and close at 5 pm on 30 April 2023. Applications will be assessed by 30 June 2023.

If you are planning on applying, the following information will be required:

  • 3 preferred residency dates
  • describe the main aims and outcomes of your residency
  • 2 referees
  • CV (not more than 2 A4 pages)
  • 10 artwork documentation images.

Funded residency program

Funded residencies are supported through the generous benefaction of Mr Tim Fairfax AC and complemented by government grants and the Gallery’s support organisations. There is no open application process for Funded Residencies.

  • One funded residency per year occurs by invitation only. These residencies result in an outcome exhibition in the Friends Gallery.
  • One funded residency per year is allocated annually to a Masters of Fine Art graduate from the National Art School. This is via a competitive application process open to National Art School graduates of Masters of Fine Art, Painting. The Tweed Regional Gallery's partnership with the National Art School aims to showcase emerging artists in recognition of Margaret Olley, a National Art School alumnus. These residencies result in an outcome exhibition in the Friends Gallery.

Funded residencies