Liddell WORKS – artist residencies
The iconic Liddell Power Station is shutting down in April 2023 and Arts Upper Hunter, in collaboration with AGL, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre and others, is developing a creative project called Liddell WORKS.
The core of the project is an innovative program of artist “residencies”, culminating in a major local exhibition or performance opportunity. Residencies will happen across the process of shut-down, decommissioning and demolition.
Arts Upper Hunter is seeking applications from artists from a range of art forms wishing to take part.
Application is by Expression Of Interest (EOI). Applications open on Tuesday 31 January and close on Friday 24 February 2023 for residencies starting in March.
The residencies will be part of a series of creative happenings, including First Nations work, engagements with current and past employees and their families, and events across the wider community.
Two Open Days in February will allow prospective applicants the chance to visit and see this significant industrial structure for themselves. Bookings for Open Days are essential – we encourage artists to apply as early as possible, because an online induction must be completed a few days before the visit. The Liddell site is a remarkable place – it’s worth a visit for inspiration and opportunity for discovery.
Please note: you do not have to attend an Open Day to apply for a residency – your attendance will not be taken into account when assessing applications.
To apply to join an Open Day, submit an EOI or learn more please click here.
Liddell WORKS is a partnership of Arts Upper Hunter, AGL and Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, with other partners slated to come on board soon.
Arts Upper Hunter is the peak body for arts advocacy, promotion and engagement across the Local Government Areas of Muswellbrook, Singleton, Dungog and Upper Hunter. For the last 20 years we have been providing support, advice and connection to our creative communities. AUH is principally funded by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and the Dungog Shire Council, Muswellbrook Shire Council, Singleton Council and the Upper Hunter Shire Council.
Photo credit. Project Officer Marina Lee-Warner and ED John O’Brien safely enjoying the ambience of Liddell Power Station. Photo by Polly Yuille, courtesy AGL.