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Gunyah artists-in-residence program

Gunyah residency call for applications

Gunyah artists-in-residence program provides short-term creative residencies with low cost self-contained accommodation for self-directed, solo, collaborative, family and group residencies. Visual artists, writers, composers, designers, curators, new media, performance artists, designers, arts administrators and other creators are encouraged to apply. 
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Gunyah is located in the village of North Arm Cove, in the NSW Great Lakes region. Since 2011 Gunyah AIR has hosted over 80 artists in this unique timber pole house, overlooking a peaceful bushland garden and the beautiful waterways of Port Stephens.

Gunyah is owned and maintained privately by a group of friends and their families who built it together thirty years ago as a shared holiday house. The Gunyah artist-in-residence program is an artist-run, not for profit venture, which provides low cost accommodation to artists with the aim of sharing this special place.

Gunyah has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, spacious dining and living areas, gas barbeque, large deck, log fire place, ceiling fans, a mezzanine loft and a downstairs tiled room that can be used as a studio space. A path leads from the side of the house, down through the bushland garden, to the property's waterfront and jetty.

The 2018 Gunyah artist-in-residence program will run from May to November, with seven residencies, each for eleven days. Please note there is a residency fee of $400 (for the use of the whole house, not per person) and a $50 key deposit. You'll need your own vehicle to access the North Arm Cove area and Gunyah.

There is no exhibition outcome expected from artists-in-residence, however the selected artists' application statements and images are posted on the Gunyah artist-in-residence blog as an introduction before their residency. After their residency, artists are required to submit a residency report and images, which is also posted on the blog.

See for details on how to apply.

Applications close 30 November 2017


Tuesday 24 October, 2017
Thursday 30 November, 2017
Venue Address
Cove Boulevard, North Arm Cove, NSW, 2324

New South Wales, North Arm Cove

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