Palace of Production – Artist Call Out

Country Arts SA is inviting visual artists residing in South Australia to apply for a four-week residency on in Kangaroo Island between 3rd April and 29th May 2021.

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 four weeks of residency.

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

One artist in 2021 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. South Australian artists from a visual arts discipline are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be submitted online by 5pm Friday 5 March 2021.

Please read the full information document here before applying.

Image: Jane Skeer