There are 16 resident artists’ studios at Gasworks Arts Park in the City of Port Phillip and now two of them are available! The Park Studio and new Showcase Studio are now open for applications from interested artists.
The Showcase Studio vacancy is an exciting opportunity for an artist who creates small works of art or craft, and would like to develop more public awareness about their work.
A key selection criteria for becoming part of the Gasworks Artist community is the willingness to contribute to Gasworks’ public engagement program. The public engagement requirement for the Showcase Studio is that it be open to the public for part of the day for 3 or 4 days per week. The studio will display a limited number of small, bespoke artworks from the other resident artists, as well as their own work.
The resident artist in this studio will be expected to assist with public enquires and artwork sales when the studio is open. In exchange for this agreed activity; the rental rate for this space will be heavily subsidized and the activity in the Showcase Studio will be promoted by our Marketing department via social media and our monthly enews.
Gasworks studios are available for two year terms that can be renewed at the discretion of management subject to satisfactory performance of collaborative public access projects to benefit the community.
Part of the Key Selection Criteria will be based on the applicants’ ability to:
- contribute to park activities
- collaborate on projects with other resident artists
- conduct talks and workshops with members of the public
- present and explain work, equipment, and processes to studio visitors
- background and profile as a practicing artist
About Gasworks Arts Park
Gasworks Arts Park is a not-for-profit community arts centre located in Albert Park just three kilometres from the CBD, 300 metres from the beach and 400 metres to shops, cafes, and the No. 1 tram on Victoria Avenue. The facilities include 2 theatres, community access workshop spaces, two galleries and a café. The precinct already has 14 studio artists in residence, covering the disciplines of Visual Arts, Sculpture and Ceramics. Gasworks artistic policy is founded on inclusion and ownership by the local community.
About The Showcase Studio
The Showcase Studio is situated on the quadrangle that unites the Gasworks Café with reception, the theatres and galleries. The studio is also visible to the main reception and the theatre box office. Due to this highly visible location, the Showcase Studio also serves as a portal into the creative activities and output of the other resident artists.
Features of the studio include:
- Based in the centre of a vibrant, established arts community
- A secure, standalone building, with 24hour access
- Some built in benches, shelves and a large sink with hot and cold water
- Concrete floor
- Good overhead lighting, lots of natural light and internal window furnishings
- Ample free parking around the park
- Onsite cafe
The studio is available for long term occupancy from May 1st, subject to a 3-month probationary period. Studio Artists must also be prepared to contribute 30 voluntary hours per year to Gasworks’ public engagement program which includes, but is not limited to, studio open days, studio tours, educational talks, fundraising activities and events, classes, workshops, and
Full details of the current Resident Artists at Gasworks Arts Park: http://www.gasworks.org.au/about-us/resident-artists/
Details on the Resident Artist Studio Program: http://www.gasworks.org.au/about-us/resident-artist-program/
Showcase Studio Vacancy info: http://www.gasworks.org.au/the-showcase-studio/
Interested artists should complete the Application Form here
Applications must be received by 5pm, Friday 26 May 2017. and addressed to: Tracey McIrvine – Visual Arts Manager