International residencies have had a major impact on my career development, starting with a six-month residency at the McCulloch Studio at the Cite International des Art, Paris in 1995, followed by periods at Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia in both 1998 and 1999 courtesy of Asialink, and in Sapporo, Japan in 2000 with the assistance of the Contemporary Art Institute of Sapporo. During this period I developed my interest in using recycled materials.

I was a member of the Asialink Arts Advisory Committee between 2010 and 2013, using my personal experience to help select artists for residencies throughout Asia.

In 2015 my studio was registered with the international artist residency program, Res Artis, to provide an affordable, peaceful living and working space for up to three artists at a time, for a period of two weeks or more.

So far I’ve hosted a painter, an actor and two sound artists from Australia, two artists from Finland, and Bevil Staley, the painter, has already booked a return visit for next year. In October I am welcoming a Melbourne-based writer, Rachel Leary.

More information on the residency, The Pickers’ Hut @ Glaziers Bay, is available here: http://www.resartis.org/en/residencies/list_of_residencies/?id_content=6993

If you would like to apply, simply email a brief overview of your career history, images of your work and how you think the residency would contribute to your professional and personal development to me at mattcalvert@iinet.net.au  There is no requirement to make any work during your stay.

 

 

 

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The studio is a 4m x 18m x 10m workspace, incorporating a kitchen and sitting area.

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The sitting area has very peaceful rural views.

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The kitchen.

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The original pickers’ hut has a double bed and is a short walk from the studio.

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This outbuilding is located right next to the studio (and the separate toilet/shower building) and has two single beds in it.