The Arthouse Residency in Old Goulburn City


The Arthouse Residency is situated in Australia??s oldest inland city, Goulburn NSW. The residency is located in the old centre of Goulburn and is comprised of accommodation in a 1880??s building with 2 studios on the property and a 1920??s miner??s cottage and studio close by.

The residency accommodation and studios are within walking distance to galleries, cafes and the train station.

There is a 3 bedroom apartment on the second floor of a character building with two studios on site and a three bedroom house with large studio and etching press on the second floor all within walking distance of each other.

The residency provides an opportunity for time-out to work uninterrupted on your own project as well as the possibilities presented for ??en plein air?? drawing and painting in the urban and rural landscapes of this area.

The Residency Program consists of between 1 – 3 month residencies. Longer periods by negotiation. Residency are general 28 days in length beginning on the 1st of each month. Artists will be allocated a bedroom and an art studio at the Arthouse Apartment location. When there are three artists in residence the large studio at the Arthouse will be available. There will be up to three artists-in- residence at the Arthouse Apartment at any one time. You can book the whole apartment if you will be attending with your family, or you are collaborating with other artists.

The selection process involves completing and returning an application form which will be emailed to you upon request. The selection team consists of Helen Stephens Gallery Director, the Arthouse Residency director, Lynne Flemons and another local artist or writer depending on the artist??s art form. Wifi is available.

There are opportunities to run workshops and exhibit your work. Please indicate on the application form if you would like to do either of these.
Location: The residency is located 2 blocks from the city centre so you can walk everywhere, including to the train station.

Two of the studios are 3.5 m x 6 m and the other studio is 7 x 9m. The program is committed to the use of non-toxic materials in the larger studio thus it is not suitable for oil based paints and inks.
Please see link for further details photos of the accomodation:

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

The Arthouse Residency is for artists to experience time to make work away from the usual commitments of home. The residency provides opportunities to exhibit your work and to take, or take part in workshops. Please see facebook link for more information:

Organisation founded in: 2018
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Other
If other, please specify: AHR provides time and space for participants to develop their own work.
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Apartment
Shared Apartment
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Computer
  • Library
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Local gallery
    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): $250 per week for private room in house, $500 for whole apartment
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Exhibition may be available at a local gallery if requested, otherwise there are no expectations.
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Exhibition
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: Canberra 1 hour, Sydney 2 hours
    Nearest Train Station: Goulburn Train Station
    How to reach by plane: at Sydney Airport – catch a train to Goulburn directly from the airport, may need to change at Campbelltown. at Canberra Airport – catch a train or bus to Goulburn.
    How to reach by train: By train from Central Station Sydney: train from Central (booked services) train from Canberra:
    How to reach by car: Goulburn is reached via major highways between Canberra and Sydney.
    Street & Number: 226 Cowper St,
    Postal Code: 2580
    City: Goulburn
    Country long: Australia
    226 Cowper St,
    Goulburn 2580 AUS
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