One Off Makery

+61 2 421251049
Name of Residency: Onelot Forest Residency

Our next round of residencies will take place from August to November 2020, with applications closing in November 2019.

Artists can choose from two self-contained cabins and share the use of a large workshop, which operates as a construction space for puppets and performance objects for most of the year. Artists, makers, writers, musicians, performers and scientists are invited to stay for a period of between 1 and 3 weeks, with their own cabin and access to shared space. A small fee of $25 to $30 per night helps to cover maintenance costs. We will endeavour to schedule simultaneous residencies to facilitate creative exchange.

We can provided technical assistance, help residents to source materials and get in touch with local schools and communities for any projects or showings, and will arrange transport to and from airports/train stations and towns for shopping trips etc. Some meals may be shared but cooking facilities are provided in the cabins so residents can make their own meals.

Applicants can choose from either a) The Kevin, a big converted caravan with double and single bed, wood stove, kitchen, shared toilet, tiny shower and large verandah, or b) The Crate, a single-room converted shipping container with double bed, kitchen, verandah, outdoor shower/bath and long drop toilet.

The main shared workshop is 7x7m with a 6m high ceiling. There are also plenty of outdoor spaces and a covered area for dusty and noisy work. We have tools for woodworking and metal working, sculpture, painting and fabric work, and cleaner quieter spaces can be arranged.

Applicants should outline what they intend to work on but there is no expectation of an outcome. To apply, send an email briefly describing:

– yourself and your practice

– the living and working spaces you require (see website for cabin details)

– the project you intend to work on

– your preferred dates.

Residents should expect peace and silence, plenty of space, lots of wildlife, a busy workshop, assistance if needed, and a degree of roughing it. It’s a kid paradise, and children, partners, collaborators are welcome. We can also host some pets by prior arrangement and with some conditions, such as shutting dogs in at dusk for the sake of the wildlife.

If other, please specify?:

Sciences, puppetry
Residency Programme since: 2017
Description of Organisation:

One Off Makery was established in 2011 with the aim of creating high calibre works from frugal resources. Director Bryony Anderson has been designing and making for performance and the visual arts since 1997, and her works have toured nationally and internationally with many Australian companies. OOM also generates participatory works with children and community, and provides occasional project-based employment. A three year project, the Frugal Forest, involved over 1200 participants, toured regional NSW and won an Education in the Environment Award.

One Off Makery has a focus on materials from waste streams and low-impact resources, and developing a vocabulary of techniques for working with them to a high standard. They have run over 100 workshops with young and old, artists and community, and mentored many emerging makers.

The One Off Makery workshop is run on solar power and rain water and located at Onelot, in the beautiful community of Pappinbarra Valley, on 350 acres of forest with walking trails and food gardens. A family lives on site, and relishes the ideas and cultures of visiting travellers. One Off Makery values collaboration, cross-disciplinary exchange, mentoring and skill sharing, and ethical project design.

Organisation founded in: 2011
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
Number of studios: 2
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Film-making
  • Education Programmes
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Space for partners, families, pets
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Musical-instruments
  • Welding tools
  • Woodworking tools
  • Metalworking tools
  • Technical assistance
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • If other, please specify: Some pets, with conditions
    Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Schools, local community organisations, arts workers, galleries
    Application process: Digital application
    If other, please specify: Send an email to outlining: – yourself and your practice – the project you intend to work on and facilities you would require – your preferred dates – any companions including age of children – travel needs.
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): $25 for one room cabin (sleeps two) or $30 per night for two room cabin (sleeps 3-4) plus access to shared workshop spaces.
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): No grant funding available through the organisation, but if you wish to apply for grants we can provide a letter of support.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Puppet Construction
    • Gardening
    • Forest Conservation
    • Family Life
    Selection process: By staff
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Port Macquarie NSW
    Nearest Train Station: Wauchope NSW
    How to reach by plane: Fly to Port Macquarie and we can provide transport from there (1hr 10 mins drive)
    How to reach by train: Catch a train to Wauchope Station and we can provide transport from there (50 mins drive)
    How to reach by car: Located 45 minutes out of the nearest town, Beechwood NSW, and an hour from Port Macquarie and the coast. There are 7kms of dirt road and we recommend an AWD although small 2WDs do make it.
    Street & Number: Pappinbarra
    Postal Code: 2446
    City: NSW
    Country long: Australia
    NSW 2446 NSW AUS
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