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Studio Residencies

NEXUS ARTS STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM

2020 SALA Festival Studio Resident, Makeda Duong

2020 SALA Festival Studio Resident, Makeda Duong. Photo by Morgan Sette.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Nexus Arts’ Visual Arts program presents, develops, and supports a diverse range of artists, media and subject matter. We seek artists who work at the forefront of contemporary arts practice, who initiate vital discourse through their works.

Now in its seventh year, the Nexus Arts Studio Residency Program delivers professional development outcomes for emerging South Australian artists from culturally diverse or First Nations backgrounds, and/or artists whose work engages directly and authentically with interculturalism.

Each of the two Residency opportunities will provide the successful applicant with access to a free CBD-located studio space for up to 3 months, during which they will develop new work for a significant exhibition in the Nexus Arts Gallery.

The first opportunity will be offered to align with the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2022, allowing the selected artist to be supported in developing a significant professional visual arts project and showcase it to a wide audience. The second studio residency artist will align with South Australian Living Arts (SALA) Festival 2022. Both residencies will align with a supported mentorship with a leading South Australian creative practitioner or relevant industry professional, selected by the applicant and negotiated with Nexus Arts. Exhibition outcomes will be presented both in person and digitally.

Artist The.Wamala at work in Nexus Arts' studio

Artist The.Wamala at work in Nexus Arts’ studio, March 2020. Photo by Aaron Schuppan.

2022 RESIDENCY DATES

Adelaide Fringe 2022 Studio Residency

  • Residency to begin from November 2021
  • Exhibition outcome to be presented as part of Adelaide Fringe 2022
  • Mentorship opportunity to run alongside residency period

SALA Festival 2022 Studio Residency

  • Residency to begin from May 2022
  • Exhibition outcome to be presented as part of the SALA Festival, August 2022
  • Mentorship opportunity to run alongside residency period

Artists are welcome to apply for both residency periods, or select their preferred option. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Applications for these residencies have now closed. Keep an eye out on our website for future opportunities.  

ABOUT NEXUS ARTS

Nexus Arts is a leader in intercultural artistic practice. Nexus presents contemporary art of the highest quality, celebrating and promoting artists from culturally diverse and First Nations backgrounds. We are the only contemporary arts organisation in South Australia with this focus, and have been throughout our more than 35-year history. We create authentic opportunities for artists from different backgrounds to connect, intersect and collaborate, and to explore the notion of interculturalism in Australian arts. We strive to foster excellence in contemporary arts by supporting culturally diverse and First Nations artists with development programs and presentation opportunities.


Previous Studio Residents

Lilly Buttrose – Collecting Convergences 2015

Jordan Gower – Our Life in Stasis 2016

Nazia Ejaz – The Green Room 2016

Jelena Vujnovic – Nothing is Lost 2015