Fairfield City Museum & Gallery

Artist in Residence (AiR)

Lakota by Loribelle Spirovski
'Lakota' by 2016 Artist in Residence Loribelle Spirovski

Linda Brescia was named 2017 AiR and will have work featured at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery in late 2018. 

Fairfield City Museum & Gallery will invite artists to submit an Expression of Interest for the 2018 AiR program in mid-2018. The residency will be available for 12 weeks between September 2018 and February 2019 and will result in a three month exhibition in the Stein Gallery in 2019.

About Fairfield City Museum and Gallery

FCMG is an arts and heritage facility, owned by Fairfield City Council. Established in 1983, FCMG is located on the site of the original Council Chambers, and is situated in one of the most culturally diverse areas in the world.

FCMG is a catalyst in the development of Fairfield City’s rich cultural and creative life. The diverse cultural and creative identity of Fairfield City communities is reflected and celebrated through our program.

Our purpose is to strengthen and nurture the cultural and creative life of Fairfield City. Through innovative cultural and creative programs and our unique facilities, we provide opportunities for dialogue and exploration around our diverse communities’ cultural traditions, creativity and identities.

Who is eligible to apply?

This Residency is open to artists from across Australia and internationally, with preference given to artists living and working in Western Sydney. A range of artforms are suitable for the residency including (but not limited to) visual art, sculpture, installation, screen, digital and new media art, mixed media and photography.
Please note: We cannot cover flight or accommodation costs for international artists

What we provide

  • $5,000 Artist Fees for a 3 month residency
  • Up to $1,000 towards materials
  • 3 month exhibition in our Stein Gallery to showcase work (in-kind value $10K)
  • Production of a catalogue
  • Marketing and promotion
  • A dedicated studio to work in (available from Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 10am-4pm)

We encourage applications that:

  • Respond to Fairfield City’s culturally diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and identities – past, present and future
  • Engage with our Vintage Village site and / or our unique social history collection

Selection Criteria

  • Quality of artist’s work
  • Proven track record and capacity to deliver the Residency within the timeframe
  • Suitability of proposed project to our exhibition space and studio
  • Willingness to actively participate in our community engagement program?
  • Proposal is innovative and pushes artistic / creative boundaries
  • Engages with and / or has significance for Fairfield communities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.