We provide support for the independent sector and honour one Resident Artist position annually to an Australian dance artist. Our Resident Artist receives a minimum of 150 hours' worth of space across the calendar year to help develop their artistic ideas and practice, ongoing mentoring support from the Artistic Director and Executive Producer, office space and facilities, and we also encourage the resident artist to join the company’s Artistic Subcommittee with meetings held bi-monthly.
The Resident Artist program is open for EOI’s each year in August for a place the following year.
“I am absolutely humbled to be the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Temperance Hall. First, I will dedicate the residency to a collaborative research with performance/visual artist Johan Lundin (Sweden). Our artistic camaraderie is based on a shared enquiry in our lived identities and practices: the indissolubility or taxonomical division between art and life, performance and theatricality, self and others.
This enquiry will underpin our formal investigation in a six week residency at the Temperance Hall, followed by an exchange in Malmö, Sweden in 2018. I will also dedicate the residency to pursue the study of Grey Area, one of the research vectors in my new work, Vanishing Point in Dance Massive Festival 2017. The archeological act of unearthing Phillip Adams’ Grey Area sometimes traverses between inscribing a historical event and writing a fantastical fiction. The summoning of this revenant is to haunt the beloved Mr. P with his very own mastery of postmodern pastiche, and in turn, I may find a way to dispossess the tyrannical spectre of artistic lineage.”
Image courtesy: Shian Law.