Minister for the Arts Don Harwin is calling on NSW artists to be the first participants of a new partnership between Create NSW and internationally-acclaimed Sydney production company Animal Logic.
Three experienced NSW artists are sought across a wide spectrum of art forms, for the Animal Logic Artist in Residence pilot initiative, with each artist set to be supported with a grant of $10,000 to complete their respective three-month residencies.
“This is an exciting idea which provides an opportunity for the chosen artists to cross-pollinate with screen practitioners in the Animal Logic community to develop their experience, explore new ideas and create new works,” Mr Harwin said.
Animal Logic’s recent work includes the worldwide box office hit Peter Rabbit™, made on location in Sydney and at Animal Logic’s Sydney headquarters.
As well as providing professional opportunities, Animal Logic will host a group exhibition to showcase work created by the artists during their residency.
Animal Logic’s CEO and Co-Founder, Zareh Nalbandian said, “We’re excited to be partnering with Ben Quilty and Create NSW and engaging with our local creative community on this great new initiative.
“At Animal Logic we are committed to supporting emerging and established creative talent. With this residency program we will provide the opportunity for artists to develop their creative practice and gain experience working in a professional studio on their own projects alongside the team here at Animal Logic,” he said.
Visual artist Ben Quilty is the Ambassador for the initiative, having worked at Animal Logic early in his career. He has since been awarded the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Moran and Archibald Prizes, and an appointment to the board of trustees at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
As part of his ambassadorship, Quilty will deliver talks to the Animal Logic community during the residencies.
Ben Quilty commented, “There are endless possibilities for dynamic collaborations between ambitious artists and the amazing team at Animal Logic. I’m very excited to be involved.”
Applications are open until midnight Friday 1 March 2019. Full guidelines can be found here.
Photo caption: The team at Animal Logic in Sydney discussing production design and art direction. Photo courtesy of Minister for the Arts.