Artist/s in Residence Mount Morgan

Mount Morgan Artist in Residence

Advance Rockhampton, together with Rockhampton Art Gallery, is seeking artists to express interest in a 5-Day Artist in Residence opportunity for Mount Morgan. A total of three Artists in Residence will be held in 2018/19.

 Artists in Residence will be able to interact with an environment and community rich in history, providing a unique opportunity to delve into the area’s early success and discover a fascinating past. The program will provide professional development and networking opportunities for both visiting artists and the host community, and give an opportunity for the community to be invigorated through an exchange of ideas and new ways of working.

Council will provide the following:

• In-kind studio and furniture, located in the Mount Morgan School of Arts
• Travel up to $1,000 (available to artists that require travel over 200KM, redeemable upon supply of receipts and invoice)
• In-kind accommodation (7 nights up to $100 per night)
• Artist and program marketing/ outreach to local area
• Project officer support

The Artist will be asked to contribute the following:

• Be an Artist in Residence in Mt Morgan for 5-Day’s inclusive of weekends day

• Host two public workshops over the weekend (inclusive of Friday night, and Saturday or undertake a public outcome negotiated with Council)

• ‘Walk in’ opportunity for community to interact and ask questions each day from 10am – 12.00pm & 12.30pm – 2.30pm.

Artists can be:

• Both traditional or contemporary

• Showcasing artwork & product which can be available for sale by the artist.

• From the arts sector, including but not limited to performing arts and visual arts.


• Must have an ABN or a completed Statement By Supplier form

• Must hold Public Liability for $20M

• Must have appropriate WHS and Insurance to be eligible and will be required to sight current tickets and licences

• Must hold Blue Card if undertaking children workshops

Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Authority & Accountability • Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Specialist Knowledge & Skills • Knowledge of OH&S and risk management awareness
  • Judgement and Problem Solving • Ability to apply innovative solutions and ideas in the workplace
  • Authority & Accountability • Interpersonal communication skills • Knowledge and demonstrated commitment to the principles of a safe, welcoming and friendly environment

Submitting your Application:

Residency periods

1. November 2018 – December 2018

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 2 October 2.

February 2019 – March 2019

Applications close 5pm Monday 14 December

3. May 2019 – June 2019

Applications close 5pm Monday 18 February

Applications to the opportunity should include:

Residency outline (max 500 words)

Relevant resume

Selection of images (10 only)

Description of workshops and any intention to sell goods.

For an application to be considered, the applicant must comply with the following requirements:

A. All applicable applications to the opportunity are completed in full and submitted

B. The application is lodged by the specified closing date. Applications to the opportunity may be lodged with Rockhampton Regional Council, Advance Rockhampton either electronically via email or in hard copy format.

Electronic Submissions: (preferred method) Applications submitted electronically must be sent to the following email address by the specified closing date.

Joanna Horton
Centres Activation Coordinator
Regional Promotions
T: 07 4936 8343

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that any documents or information sent electronically are in an accessible format (such as PDF, Excel or Word).

Hard Copy Submissions:

Alternatively submissions may be printed and lodged in hard copy format. Please note that the opportunity responce must be in a sealed envelope and be clearly marked. Rockhampton Art Gallery accepts no responsibility for documents that are lost in the post or misplaced in transit.

Please mail to: PO Box 1860, Rockhampton Q 4700

For any questions contact:

Joanna Horton
Centres Activation Coordinator
Regional Promotions
T: 07 4936 8343

Bianca Acimovic
Gallery Director Rockhampton Art Gallery
T: 07 4936 8173

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