Palace of Production Residency returns in 2020

The Kangaroo Island Palace of Production Artist Residency is back in 2020.

Honouring the creative spirit of artist Cath Cantlon, the Kangaroo Island Palace of Production (P.O.P) Artist in Residence provides a contemporary visual artist an opportunity to immerse themselves in artistic exploration in the artist’s studio within the tranquil, natural surroundings of Kangaroo Island.

Following the huge demand from applicants in 2019, Country Arts SA is inviting artists from a visual arts discipline to apply for a four-week residency commencing Saturday April 4, 2020.

Country Arts SA Creative Programs Manager Merilyn de Nys said: “We were so thrilled with the amount of interest in this new artist residency this year; we had so many great applications and a great outcome that we are able to offer again in 2020. Cath Cantlon was a wonderful, multi-talented artist who loved collaborating with artists and communities across Australia. We are honoured, together with Cath’s partner Catherine Murphy, to give an artist this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create while immersed in the natural beauty of Emu Bay on Kangaroo Island.”

One artist 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. Artists from a visual arts discipline are encouraged to apply.

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”.

To find out more information about the Palace of Production Artist residency click here to view the EOI information.

To apply visit here. Applications close Monday 17 February 2020 at 5pm.

The program is a partnership between Country Arts SA and owner Catherine Murphy and is managed by Country Arts SA.