Sunsiz Media

+61 0408 413 751
Name of Residency: Lightning Ridge Artist Residency

The Lightning Ridge Residency was a miners camp rendered in ironstone circa 1980. Ironstone was used as a building material in Lightning Ridge, NSW Australia. Examples of this stone work can be seen at tourist attractions such as Amigos Castle and the The Ridge Castle in the Red Car Door district.

The Residency is located in the Opal Fields. The interior is open plan with two open bedrooms and a bathroom. One bedroom is a double with desk, and the other has one bunk bed and a single bed. The Residency will comfortably sleep 4 people.

The Studio is located outside and was converted from an outdoor dining room. The room is approx 3m x 3m and has mesh as windows which creates ideal ventilation for painting and drying.

The Residency is “off the grid” and utilises solar energy for powering electricity, gas for cooking and hot water. Water is supplied from two onsite tanks.

Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation:

Sunsiz Media is a small company that supports a variety of art projects.

Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Part of an Institution
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Performing Arts
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Open call
    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): AUD $400 per week
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Street & Number: Off Pandora St, Red Car Door Area
    Postal Code: 2834
    City: Lightning Ridge
    Country long: Australia
    Off Pandora St, Red Car Door Area
    Lightning Ridge 2834 NSW AUS
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