Opportunities for regional artists at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Published: 01 Nov 2023 2:28pm
Local artists are encouraged to apply for Wagga Wagga Art Gallery’s Regional Artist Development (RAD) Program to become an artist in residence or to exhibit in 2024.
Mentored exhibition and residency opportunities are available for local artists and curators who are ready to take their creative practice and professional profile to a new level.
The RAD program offers four one-month-long residencies which includes a spacious studio environment within the Gallery and mentoring from Gallery staff.
The program offers opportunities for artists to explore themes and stories relevant to the local community. The Gallery particularly welcomes applications from First Nations artists and from early career artists.
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Director Dr Lee-Anne Hall said “We have developed the RAD program to support artists and the creative community of the Riverina to succeed in reaching new audiences.
“The residencies are a great opportunity for local and regional artists to develop their arts practice, connect with the community while they develop new work, and receive support from Gallery staff.
“When the creative community is vibrant and flourishing, the whole community benefits; we see our experiences and connection to place reflected in the art.”
The Gallery is again partnering with Earth Canvas in 2024 to offer an artist a residency on a regenerative farm followed by the studio residency.
“The collaboration with Earth Canvas offers the opportunity for an interested artist to extend their engagement with themes of healthy landscapes, soil, food and a healthy planet,” Dr Hall said.
Applications for the 2024 RAD Program close on Wednesday 8 November at 4pm. Apply via www.waggaartgallery.com.au/exhibit
2024 Regional Artist Development (RAD) Program
Applications close 4pm, Wednesday 8 November 2023.
Visit the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery's website for more information.