Artists in Residence

Inner West Council offers a number of Artist in Residence programs throughout the area.

Inner West Artist in Residence Program (Ashfield)

Thirning Villa in Ashfield, exterior and studio room.

Inner West Artist in Residence Program provides self-contained accommodation in the historic two storey ‘Thirning Villa’ in Pratten Park, Ashfield New South Wales, Australia and is open to artists who reside outside of the Sydney Metropolitan Area and international artists.

Residencies are 10 to 12 weeks long and usually open in May each year.

Ashfield is a rich cultural environment where artists can develop their practice and work with the community to further the artistic strengths of the Inner West of Sydney.

Since 2003, over 45 artists from all over Australia and around the world have participated in this unique program. Painters, poets, sculptors, dancers, film makers, puppeteers and songwriters have visited Ashfield and stayed at Thirning Villa.

Find further information about the Artist in Residence Program here (link to details on page and program)

Enquiries: Anthia Hart on +61 2 9716 1866 or

Nicole Voevodin Tennis Court Current Artist in Residence - Nicole Voevodin-Cash

Our current artist in resident is Ms Nicole Voevodin-Cash from Kreelpa in Queensland.

Ms Voevodin-Cash is the 46th Artist in Residence and will stay from 7 November 2016 to 27 January 2017

Artist Practice

‘I am a landscape artist, a geographer and an environmental and behavioural researcher who develops social sculptures and engagements. I am interested in the nature of human behaviour and experience, especially as we interact and engage with our world.

Moving within and through a space creates an interaction, a mind-body experience that is embedded in us all as memory. And it is this memory that I try to tap into, with my audiences. I describe my area of interest as ‘phenomenological geography’, but I am also a psycho-geographer and gatherer.’

More information about Nicole can be found at: and you can follow her residency blog at:

Meet the Artist

Meet Nicole at Thirning Villa, 40 Arthur Street Ashfield, on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 at a morning tea from 10am to 12noon. Light refreshments will be provided.

Past Artists in Residence

Cher Breeze
Sarah-Jane Cook
Yenny Huber
Ken Hutchinson
Eric Broome
Karen Kerkhoven
Veronica Calarco
Melissa Hunt
Gillian Hand
Deborah Redwood
Johannes Klabbers
Stephen Gill
Andrew Hull
Bryony Anderson

Adrian Symes
Steven Holland
Ian Marr
Ian Burns
Jack Randell
Marianthe Loucataris .
Van Badham
Liu Yanqin
My Darling Patricia
Rochelle Summerfield
Laine Hogarty
Grace Bailey
Richard Maude
Christine Wheeler

Lara Scolari
Ossi Yalon
Xin Li
Linda Swinfied
Elizabeth Woods
Kate Cotching
Hannah Furmage
Bagus Prabowo
AirSpace Projects
Marlene Plunkett
Nicole Voevodin-Cash
Xie Jihong
Elizabeth Slottje
Gary Freemantle

Whites Creek Cottage Artist Residence

Whites Creek Cottage Subsidised Studio Spaces (Annandale)

The Whites Creek Cottage Subsidised Studio Program is a new 12 months residency offering two studio spaces in The White's Creek Cottage at a low cost.

The residency suits artists who seek inspiration from nature. Environmental artists are encouraged to apply.

The call out for the 2017 Cottage Artist in Residence is now OPEN. To be eligible you need to return your application by the CLOSING DATE: Monday 11 September, 2017.

Download the White's Creek Cottage
Guidelines and Application form here (PDF 795.5KB)

The current Artists in Residence are Sally Mowbray and Janny Grant. They were awarded their residencies in October, 2016.

Enquiries: Bronwyn Tuohy on 02 9367 9379 or






Dawn Fraser Pool - Ian Chapman

Winter Dawn Artist in Residence (Balmain)

The Winter Dawn Artist in Residence Program offer studio space at the Dawn Fraser Baths, over the winter closure period. This means that for five months the selected artists will occupy a studio space with highly sought after views across to Cockatoo Island and White Horse Point.

The current Artist in Residence is Jacqueline Larcombe. Please be invited to visit her studio to see what Jacqueline has been up to during the first three months of her residency. 

Artist in Residence Morning Tea
Tuesday August 8, 2017

Please RSVP to by Sunday August 5.

Download the Dawn Fraser Artist in Residence Morning Tea Invitation  (PDF 71.8KB)here

Previous Artists in Residence have included:
2016 - Carl Milton
2015 - Ian Chapman
2014 - Ro Cook

Enquiries: Bronwyn Tuohy on 02 9367 9379 or

Image credit: Dawn Fraser Baths by Ian Chapman 

Art Camp (Camperdown)

 Art Camp is an arts complex in Camperdown Park containing three visual arts studios and the Australia Street Hall.

Current tenants include Michele Morcos, Sarah Harvie and Gabrielle Bates:

To find out more about the artists visit the following websites:

Enquiries: Naomi Bower on 9335 2249 or


228 Illawarra Rd (Marrickville)

228 Illawarra Rd Marrickville is a gallery space tenanted by arts collective Frontyard, who also host monthly artists in residence at the facility. Talks and workshops have included Futuring workshops for the Sydney Biennale 2016.

Visit the Front Yard Projects website for more

Enquiries: Naomi Bower on 9335 2249 or


Petersham Town Hall Studios (Petersham)

The Petersham Town Hall Studios are three artist studios and a common area above the Petersham Town Hall.

Previous Petersham residents include; My Darling Patricia, Lucas Ilhein, Urszula Dawkins and Palestinian theatre company, 7arakat.

The Petersham Town Hall studios have been undergoing works and are not currently tenanted.

Enquiries: Naomi Bower on 9335 2249 or


19 Railway Rd (Sydenham)

19 Railway Road Sydenham is eight visual arts studios on the fringe of Sydenham Green, currently tenanted by Stone Villa inc.

This includes a short-term artist residency and writers residency.

Stone Villa artists run the Wearable Art Prize and hosts children’s art activities for Council’s Australia Day celebrations.

Visit the Stone Villa Studios website for further information

Enquiries: Naomi Bower on 9335 2249 or


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