Callout for inaugural Geography Artist-in-Residence (AiRG) at Melbourne University

09 Dec Callout for inaugural Geography Artist-in-Residence (AiRG) at Melbourne University

Call for Applications for Artist in Residence 2017, School of Geography, University of Melbourne

The School of Geography in association with the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne seeks applicants for its Artist in Residency Program commencing April/May 2017. We seek a practicing visual artist to interrogate and explore themes researched in the School of Geography. The successful candidate will engage with cutting edge geographical ideas and explore contemporary social and environmental processes. S/he should be able to create new modes of communication about the work done in Geography and generate discussion amongst broader audiences. A goal of the residency is to contribute to the generation and public exhibition of a major new work.

The artist will benefit from sustained dialogue with some of Australia’s most respected and innovative thinkers in physical and human geography, and have opportunities to extend their artistic thinking in place through field trips in Australia and Asia.

The AiRG is for approximately 6 months and the artist will receive:

  • An artist fee
  • Workshop space
  • Materials and communication costs
  • Field trip costs and organisation (if applicable)
  • Opportunities for media engagement, public seminars and exhibition of work


For details on selection criteria and how to apply see: Application details AIRG download or

Please contact Alexander Cullen for enquiries:

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