A photo of a camera in front of a stream, credit Polly Stanton.

The Unconformity Artist in Residence Program has been paused for 2024; please sign up to our mailing list to receive future updates about this program.

The Unconformity Artist in Residence Program provides artists with time and support to research, build relationships and focus on their practice in the provocative West Coast environment.

In 2023, the program was open to artists from around Australia and more than 200 applications were received.

We are pleased to announce the successful recipients for 2023:

Oslo Davis (VIC) – An illustrator and artist with hand-drawn work focusing on overheard dialogue, social commentary and community identity.

Nien Schwarz (WA) – A multidisciplinary artist exploring the consumption of mass-produced mined and grown products, and associated histories of ecocide and colonization.

Bridie Hooper (QLD) – An artist working primarily with circus, physical theatre and movement to challenge notions of sensuality, mortality, empowerment and euphoria through extreme distortions of the physical form.

Bridget Baskerville (NSW/ACT) – An emerging visual artist examining regional socio-environmental issues, particularly human impact and relationships between place and community.

The selected artists will spend up to 2.5 weeks in Queenstown during 2023.

Artists are provided with:

  • $2500 artist fee
  • $500 contribution towards materials
  • Self-contained accommodation
  • Per diems
  • Contribution towards travel expenses (e.g. fuel, fares, vehicle hire, etc.)

For a print-friendly PDF version of this page, download the Information Sheet.


Applications closed at 12pm AEDT on Friday 23 December 2022.

The Unconformity acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita/Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this land.