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    The Residency Program is based in Haefligers Cottage and Murrays Cottage at Hill End.

    Hill End is a small former gold mining town in New South Wales, Australia, situated in an upland valley 84km north west of Bathurst and 35km west of Sofala. The village is not accessible via public transport and it is just over 4 hours drive from the Sydney CBD.

  • WHY


    The Hill End Artists in Residence Program began as a partnership between Bathurst Regional Council and curator Gavin Wilson in 1995. Since then the program has grown into one of Australia's most sought after residencies. The Residency Program allows contemporary Australian and international artists the chance to experience and respond to the historically charged landscape of Hill End.

  • WHEN


    Visual artists, writers/curators, musicians, new media/film/video artists are all encouraged to apply for residencies at Hill End.

    Successful applicants spend 4 weeks living and working in either Haefligers Cottage or Murrays Cottage.

    Applications for the 2020 Hill End AIR Program are now open and close 5pm Thursday 31 October 2019.

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    It is easy to apply. Just download the Hill End APPLICATION GUIDELINES and complete the APPLICATION FORM and either submit your application either online or via hard copy.

    To submit your application online, click button below to upload your application form and support material via Dropbox:

    Title of the document Submit Online

    To submit a hard copy mail your printed application form and support material on USB or CD to:

    The Hill End Artists in Residence Program
    Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
    Private Mail Bag 17 BATHURST NSW 2795
  • Submissions checklist

    Please ensure the following support materials are included in your submission:

    A current CV - not more than two A4 pages VISUAL ARTISTS: 10 images in a Powerpoint or PDF with image captions (title, date, medium and size) WRITERS/CURATORS: 1 copy of up to 2 manuscripts/ publications/ extracts/ synopsis/ curatorial essays etc. NEW MEDIA/MUSICIANS/FILM/VIDEO ARTISTS: 10 images in a Powerpoint or PDF with image captions (title, date, medium and size) OR a sample of sound recordings or video footage - not longer than 5 minutes duration
  • Additional requirements

    Samples of recent work should be as representative of your practice as possible. Finally, please attach an outline of the project to be undertaken at Hill End. Applicants who have a clear idea of what they want to achieve will get the most benefit from a residency at Hill End.

    If you are having trouble with your application, please email us.

    For further enquiries please contact Bathurst Regional Art Gallery on 02 6333 6555

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