Sidney Nolan Trust – 2022 Resident Artist Programme
The Sidney Nolan Trust is a registered charity, founded by Sir Sidney Nolan in 1985. Nolan was a leading artist of the 20th century. His Ned Kelly paintings became iconic and today the Sidney Nolan Trust, celebrates his life-long experimentation, innovation, and passion for creativity, as well as his love for the environment.
Located at The Rodd, the Trust is a vibrant centre for arts learning and cares for Nolan’s former home, studio, and 250-acre estate, together with a large collection of Nolan’s artworks, his library and personal archive.
Our creative programme presents exhibitions of artwork from our collection, as well as by modern and contemporary artists. Our learning, events and residency programmes support children, young people, adults, and artists to learn, exchange ideas and create.
In 2021, for the first time ever, The Sidney Nolan Trust piloted a year-long Resident Artist programme. In contrast to short artist residencies, the programme is intended to provide an extended period during which the Resident Artist can become familiar with The Rodd and the work of the Trust, and similarly, the Trust can build a meaningful relationship with the artist and support their practice.
Daniel MacCarthy was appointed the first Resident Artist. As a painter graduating from the Royal Drawing School and the Turps painting programme Dan was able to fully embrace Sidney Nolan’s spirit. The residency afforded him the time and space to create new work, paint commissions and continue to develop his practice within the beautiful surroundings of The Rodd and with access to the Trust’s collection/archive. As Resident Artist Daniel has led work with the community, extended the Trust’s reach digitally, become involved in conserving Nolan’s photographic archive and supported the development of our exhibition space and programme.
The Trust wishes to build on the success of the pilot and is delighted to be able to support another yearlong Resident Artist opportunity in 2022.
The Residency will commence in Spring 2022 and run until Christmas 2022. The artist/s will have unlimited access to a studio space at The Rodd, to the Trust’s printmaking facilities, and will be able to benefit from the support of the Trust’s staff team over this period. It is anticipated that the Resident Artist will become involved in the wider activity of the Trust through our exhibitions, projects, and educational activities.
The residency allows for any number of presentation opportunities during and in culmination of the residency period, either physically at The Rodd or across our digital platforms.
In addition to the studio space and support of the Trust’s team, the Resident Artist will receive an award of £1,000 to support costs associated with the residency.
To have regular access to the studio space and The Rodd and benefit fully from the opportunity it is anticipated that the Resident Artist/s will be based within relative proximity. However, this is not essential, and the Trust is willing to consider proposals for alternative methodologies to the Resident Artist opportunity.
If you are interested and would like more information please contact Antony Mottershead, Creative Producer by emailing email@example.com
Please submit an expression of interest by Monday 29 November at 5.00 pm including:
• A statement detailing your interest in the opportunity and approach to the residency (maximum 500 words)
• Curriculum vitae (max. two pages)
• Up to 8 examples of previous work - images, text or links to video from an online platform
• Details of two referees
Sent as a pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortlisting and selection
Applications will be shortlisted based on the following criteria:
• General response to the brief
• Quality of previous work
• Relevance of practice and previous experience to the opportunity
Shortlisting will take place week commencing 29 November.
Shortlisted artists will be invited to attend an interview week commencing 13 December either at The Rodd, Presteigne or by Zoom.
The Sidney Nolan Trust are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all our work and are determined that this opportunity is accessible to everyone.