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2020 KI Residency

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Introduction & Key Information

The 2020 Kangaroo Island, Palace of Production, Artist Residency  is a partnership between Country Arts SA and 'Palace of Production' owner Catherine Murphy, managed by Country Arts SA.

The residency honours the creative spirit of Cath Cantlon, who produced contemporary art and sculpture in her studio, built in 2012, behind the home she shared with her partner in Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island.

Cath always referred to her studio as “the Palace”, after her partner dubbed it the “Palace of Production”.

For more information about the Palace of Production residency click here

The KI Residency

Country Arts SA is inviting artists from a visual arts discipline to apply for a four-week residency which must take place  between April and May 2020.

The vision for the residency is to provide a contemporary artist a desirable opportunity to immerse themselves in artistic exploration or consolidation in a well-equipped artist’s studio, within the tranquil, natural surroundings of Kangaroo Island.

  • One artist will be selected to take part in the residency program.
  • A self-contained unit, adjacent to the Palace of Production is provided for the four weeks of residency.

Who Can Apply?

  1. All permanent residents of Australia over the age of 18 are eligible to apply.
  2. Residents of regional South Australia are encouraged to apply.
  3. Artists from a visual arts discipline are encouraged to apply.
  4. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are encouraged to apply.

Residency Conditions

Duration of residency

  • Up to 4 weeks, between 4 April 2020 and 9 May 2020


  • The residency program is intended for one artist.
  • Members of the artist’s family or friends are encouraged to stay during this period, for companionship at own cost for a specific period of time. 
  • The maximum of people allowed at any one time is two including the artist.
  • This arrangement must be negotiated with Country Arts SA before the residency commences.

Fees & Payment

  • The resident artist will be paid a fee and allowances and be expected to provide a bond, along with other requirements - it is an important that you read the EOI provided here

Transport - A car is required.

  • The artist is responsible for transport to and from and around Kangaroo Island.

Applications, including all support materials, are due at 5pm on Friday, 2 March 2019. Applications submitted with outstanding support material will be deemed ineligible.