Palace of Production 2022 – Regional Artist Call Out

Country Arts SA is inviting visual artists residing in regional South Australia to apply for the four to six-week Palace of Production residency on Kangaroo Island between 2 April and 14 May 2022.

The residency honours the creative spirit of Cath Cantlon, who produced contemporary art and sculpture in her Palace of Production (P.O.P) studio, built behind the home she shared with her partner in Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.

Cath’s working life was dedicated to extensive collaborations in theatre, film, community and public art, and interior and exterior designs for new architectural builds across regional and urban South Australia. She always referred to her studio as “the palace” because when built in 2012, her partner dubbed it the “Palace of Production”.

The vision for the residency is to provide a contemporary visual artist a desirable opportunity to immerse themselves in artistic exploration, reflection and seeding of new work in a well-equipped artist’s studio within the tranquil, natural surroundings of Kangaroo Island.

A self-contained unit, adjacent to the P.O.P will be provided for the duration of the residency.

“Cath Cantlon was a wonderful, award-winning multi-talented artist whose collaborative spirit touched many artists and communities across Australia,” Country Arts SA Arts & Culture Leader Merilyn de Nys said. “This residency gives precious time and space to a contemporary visual artist to be immersed in the natural beauty of Emu Bay on Kangaroo Island to expand on their practice and career.”

Since its inception in 2018, the Palace of Production (POP) residency has given artists Cynthia Schwertsik (2019), Jane Skeer (2020) Laura Wills (2021) the freedom and inspiration to create a new body of work on pristine Kangaroo Island.

2021 resident artist, Laura Wills added:

The Palace of Production residency on KI was magic. The connection and proximity to pristine nature and wildness greatly informed the outcomes of the residency. The extensive benefits and impacts for practice are ongoing.”

One artist in 2022 will be selected to take part in the residency program. The successful applicant will be provided with an artist fee, living allowance and a travel stipend, please read all the details here before you apply. Regional South Australian artists from a visual arts discipline are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be submitted online by 5pm Friday 18 February 2022.

Applications are now closed.

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 within the week of commencing the residency you must notify us in the first instance to either cancel or re-arrange dates. Please note: rearranged dates must fall between 2 April and 14 May 2022. Selected artist must provide proof of vaccination.