Expressions of Interest: Land Arts of the Limestone Coast Retreat

Country Arts SA in partnership with the Riddoch Art Gallery, City of Mount Gambier are excited to announce the Land Arts of the Limestone Coast Retreat. This opportunity is for 10 artists from across Australia and beyond to focus on landscape history and to encourage artistic research in the exploration of land use.

The project has two phases that run on a two year cycle. The first phase in November 2019 is a 10-day field retreat of the Limestone Coast, visiting key sites that tell the story of the region as a changescape. In the second phase in October/November 2020, participants are invited to return to the Limestone Coast to present aesthetic responses to the field retreat.

Artists will be selected on the basis of their enthusiasm for field experience, their sensitivity to regional engagement and site-specificity, their curiosity about landscape history and cultural practices (old and new), their willingness to expand the frame of art to include all human intervention in the landscape, and their previous track record in working in this way.

Of the 10 artists selected three participants will come from South Australia, including at least one from regional South Australia and one from the Limestone Coast. The remaining seven participants will be selected from both Australia and overseas. The artists from South Australia also have the opportunity to apply for the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre Artist Residency, you can find out more here.

Key Dates
Applications close: 5pm Monday 29 July 2019
Phase 1: 10 day field retreat – 1-11 November 2019
Phase 2: The field residency – October/November 2020

Expressions of Interest must include:
• Rationale as to why this project is of importance or of interest to you at this time in your practice.
• Resume (maximum of 2 x A4 pages)
• Supporting images (max. 10) and/or examples of relevant previous projects.

To find more details about the Land Arts of the Limestone Coast Retreat, click here.

All enquiries contact Creative Programs Manager Merilyn de Nys on (08) 8723 8702 or [email protected]

To apply for the Land Arts of the Limestone Coast Retreat click the button below and complete the expression of interest application.