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activating collections: artists in residence

About the Activating Collections
Artist in Residency Program


With the support of the WA State Government’s Regional Exhibition Touring Boost,
ART ON THE MOVE offers residency opportunities for artists interested in working with
heritage collections.

Resident artists will develop creative work in response to collections to activate local histories and narratives of place. Residencies are offered in partnership with the Museum of the Goldfields, Kalgoorlie; the Museum of the Great Southern, Albany.

During the residency, artists will be required to engage with the local community through a public event such as an open studio, artist talk, or workshop. There may be an opportunity to exhibit the outcomes of the residency on location, to be negotiated between artists and host organisations.

Get to know our 2023 Activating Collections recipients Gok-Lim Finch, Erin Coates, Perdita Phillips and Brett Leigh Dicks!