The Noongar Arts Program BRAG invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to submit their expressions of interest to be part of our 2023 residence program.
Located off the central courtyard, this inviting studio space offers beautiful natural light and ventilation and is complete with power, running water and sink, studio shelving, tables and chairs, artwork hanging system and work surfaces.
The studio can be accessed from the rear of the building for all material handling requirements and can be locked up and left secured.
This studio offers artists a unique opportunity to work and participate in a dynamic environment that contributes significantly to the development of art practice and education in the South West.
The residencies will each run for a period of three months.
The artist will have the opportunity to engage in personal artistic development, and to engage with the public, gathering response to both their conceptual development and practice.
The artist will be required to deliver two skill-based workshops or artists talks to the participants within the Noongar Arts program BRAG.
There is also the option to deliver additional workshops through your own business, to the broader public by booking our studio facilities.
Further, artist will have opportunity to work with our marketing officer to promote their practice through BRAG channels, if desired.
How to apply
Applications should include:
• A current Artist CV or request for a verbal meeting with the BRAG Noongar Arts Program Coordinator if preferred.
• Six clear images of past work with detailed information and full captions.
• An outline of intended residency project (media, concept, possibly activities and potential outcomes)
• Connection to the South West and Geographe region.
• A completed artist detail form.
Who can apply
This residency is for West Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists. Individual artists, groups of artists, curators and producers can apply. No interstate or international applications can be accepted at this time. BRAG is looking to support cultural diversity and story through art practice.
Terms and Conditions of Residence
The Bunbury Regional Art Gallery is one of Bunbury’s prime tourist destinations. As such occupants will be expected to welcome tourists and Bunbury residents during gallery opening hours, and generally promote themselves and the gallery. A schedule of attendance/public engagement can be negotiated.
Sales are permitted from the studio, provided these are managed by the artist.
Two skill-based workshop/ floor talk must be presented for the Noongar Arts program. This will be a paid opportunity and materials for this workshop will be fully provided by the NAP.
Extra skill-based workshops are also acceptable but must be managed by the artist and materials paid for by the artist.
This residency can cover research, dialogue, experimentation and development of new work and projects.
Studio is to be cleared and left in the same condition as it was found.
Noise levels are to be kept to a minimum so as not to disturb visitors to the gallery, other room hirers and surroundings
Artwork and materials are not to be left in the courtyard.
The art gallery will not supply tools or materials for the artist use – the artist must source their own equipment and materials at their own costs.
This is an unpaid residency