24 February 2017
Eight Victorian artists have been selected to participate in the inaugural Bundoora Nebula Residency, including four artists with a disability.
Presented by the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre and Arts Access Victoria, the Bundoora Nebula Residency Program supports visual artists, performers and musicians in which half of the residency positions were reserved for artists with disability, or artists who have experienced mental illness.
Eight residencies have been offered in 2017. Each month-long residency pairs two artists, with each pairing including one artist with a disability.
The inaugural Bundoora Nebula Residency artists are:
- Fayen d'Evie and Joseph O'Farrel
- Patrick Francis and Sandra Long
- Claire Mooney and Amani Tia
- Elana Grunberg and Hannah Raisin
Curator Claire Watson says artists will be inspired by each other and the location and encouraged to explore new ideas and processes.
"This is a unique opportunity for artists to work in a supported environment to develop new work while learning from another person in the same situation. This residency is all about supporting the creative process," Claire said.
The residencies offer space inside Nebula – a revolutionary, accessible custombuilt portable studio – as well as spaces within the historic Bundoora Homestead. All spaces will be open to the general public for the duration of the residency.
Artists will be provided an artist's fee, a working space, a materials budget and support to meet the needs of the participating artist where needed, including Auslan interpreters and one-on-one support workers.