Arts House runs residencies at various times throughout the year, providing an opportunity for artists to have time in-house, in a supported environment, interact and meet local community and work with our producers developing special projects or initiatives.
These residences are unique and designed by Arts House in collaboration with the artist and thus are not open to application. Residencies are for specific projects that Arts House selects and may involve the artists being in-residence multiple times over the course of a season or beyond. The Listening Program residencies have a specific sound focus and artists are given access to a sound studio and the listening posts platforms throughout Arts House and online for the presentation of their completed work.
Artists-in-Residence, Season 2, 2018
Kamarra Bell-Wykes is a Yagera and Butchulla woman from south-east Queensland. She is currently Creative Director of ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, alongside Artistic Director Rachael Maza. She wrote the award winning health-education shows Chopped Liver, Body Armour and North West of Nowhere; created for prison, school and Aboriginal community audiences, and seen by
more than 50,000 people across Australia. Her works Shrunken Iris, Mother’s Tongue and Crying Shame examine spiritual fracturing and its physical manifestations. During this residency, she will develop her work, WHO’S GONNA LOVE ’EM, a black comedy about the choices we make and the choices that follow us anyway.
Marco Cher-Gibard works with sound in contexts including installation, live art, theatre, dance and music; often foregrounding live process, the everyday, listening, and sound’s narrative role. Recent projects include We All Know What’s Happening for Samara Hersch and Lara Thoms, The Sedimentary Collective and Human Sundial with Zoe Scoglio,
Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed, Jen Rae’s Telling the Bees, Rebecca Jensen’s Deep Sea Dances and Shian Law’s Vanishing Point. He currently teaches at RMIT University. For this residency, he explores ideas of sonic portraiture and subjective experience, as part of his preparation for a three-month residency in Beijing.
Samira Farah & Areej Nur
Areej Nur is a Melbourne-based radio producer, presenter and educator. Samira Farah is a Sydney-based independent arts producer and radio producer. As In Creation artists-inresidence,
they will produce Futures Lab: a part-skills-lab, part-residency aimed at emerging African artists in order to collaborate and demystify the process of producing creative work. Futures Lab will include conversations about exhibitions, publishing and curating. Through a series of workshops and talks, as well as guided one-on-one support from industry professionals, the residency aims to provide African artists with the necessary tools to research and produce critical and engaging new work.
Listening Room Residencies
Ellen van Neerven
Ellen van Neerven is Mununjali, from the Yugambeh language group of south-east Queensland. Her first book, Heat and Light, received the David Unaipon Award, the Dobbie Literary Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Indigenous Writers Prize, and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize, the Queensland Literary Award for State Significance, and the Readings Prize. Her poetry collection, Comfort Food, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize, and Highly Commended for the 2016 Wesley Michel Wright Prize. For this residency she will research and develop Tiddafly, a superhero drama about identity, fear and survival, exploring Indigenous futures through music, spoken word and sound.
Chamber Made, with Tamara Saulwick & Alisdair Macindoe
Contemporary performance maker and Artistic Director of Chamber Made, Tamara Saulwick, will collaborate with contemporary dance maker and sound designer, Alisdair Macindoe, to explore physical, vocal and sonic languages inspired by the gendering of artificial intelligence in the science fiction genre.