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In 2015, Craft ACT in collaboration with ACT Parks and Conservation service, is offering one international professional artist a 2-4 week residency at Gudgenby Ready-Cut Cottage in Namadgi National Park located in the Nation’s Capital, Canberra, during August and September 2015. The artist will respond to their experience by creating new works for an exhibition in the Craft ACT Gallery in 2016. The Artist-in-Residence program expressions of interest are open to professional, practicing craft practitioners and designer-makers who have a demonstrated history of excellence in their practice.

Submissions close 5.00pm Friday 22 May 2015. To download the submission form and for further information please visit the website or contact Gwenyth Macnamara, Curator of Public Programs via gwenyth.macnamara@craftact.org.au or by phone +66 2 6262 9333.

Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is the cultural network organisation in the greater Canberra region for all craft media with 40 years of experience. It advocates for the professional craft and design sector and delivers services to support sustainable professional practice.

This is a unique opportunity for an artist to not only experience Australia but to also develop new work to be exhibited internationally. Previous artist to undertake the international residency include celebrated UK textile artist Michael Brennand-Wood and renowned Japanese wood artist Satoshi Fujinuma.

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