The Farm Margaret River

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We invite artists and researchers to develop their work at The FarmMR whilst being immersed and influenced by the unique location, the region and the experience.

In conjunction with our annual funded Artist in Residence program, our studios are available for large scale and long term projects or for short term use for artists from both Australia and overseas. The FarmMR has had an emphasis on site specific art, however, we support and  encourage artists using all mediums to join us.

The FarmMR is both a small working farm and an arts hub, where there are opportunities for quiet immersion into ones work, and at times, a collaboration with others on the property and local community. The artist will be expected to be relatively self sufficient and able to travel on country roads as the farm is located approximately 7 kilometres from the town of Margaret River.



Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation:

The Farm Margaret River is located in the south west of Western Australia, a region of ancient soils and flora, bounded by the Indian Ocean. The Margaret River region is an international destination for those interested in the arts, wine growing, surfing and isolated unspoilt natural beauty.
Here at The Farm Margaret River we engage with agricultural and environmental sciences, the arts and the community to explore and observe our united possibilities.We see the arts as an important conduit to our conversation and our perspective of where we stand today.

The Farm Margaret River sits upon a beautiful handful of dirt and clean water, farmed for four generations, and traditional country of the Wardandi cultural group of the Nyoongar people.

We have converted numerous hay sheds, workshops and stables into galleries, studios and residential spaces for artists and creatives, and invite artists to apply for a residency be it funded or self-managed.

The property is nestled amongst a vibrant rural community that is interested in holistic and sustainable living practices.

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Organisation founded in: 2016
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Private company
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Months: 1 – 3
  • Months: 3 – 6
Number of studios: 4
Number of artists in residence at one time: 4
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Apartment
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Architecture
  • Education Programmes
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
  • Car
  • Woodworking tools
  • Small hand and power tools available
  • Metal Working Tools
  • Access to salvaged and natural materials
  • Library
  • Office
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Woodworking tools
  • Metalworking tools
  • Networking
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Pets
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : we are connected to local regional and metropolitan arts communities, galleries and media.
    Application process: Digital application
    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): $240 AUS per week
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: assistance reviewed on a case by case assessment of applicant
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: We encourage some connection with the community and artists asked to leave a ‘trace’ of their residency
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    • Gardening
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: N/A
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Perth Airport
    Nearest Train Station: Bunbury
    How to reach by plane: Closest major airport is Perth, Western Australia.
    How to reach by car: The Farm Margaret River is extremely accessible, and is located just 5 minutes from the town of Margaret River, and 3 hours from Perth. In most cases The FarmMR will assist with the transportation to and from the city.
    Street & Number: 343 Burnside Road
    Postal Code: 6258
    City: Margaret River
    Country long: Australia
    343 Burnside Road
    Margaret River 6258 AUS
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