TCB gallery and Mulana, in partnership with Arts Moreland and Moreland City Council, present a First Nations Artist Residency program to support two First Nations Visual Artists in 2021-2022. TCB gallery is partnering with Mulana, a curatorial and artistic development project founded by Moorina Bonini (Yorta Yorta, Wurundjeri-Woiwurrung) and Tyson Campbell (Te Rarawa, Ngaati Maniapoto), based around an online reading group that centres Indigenous ways of knowing.
“In Yorta-Yorta ‘Mulana’ means spirit. Mulana threads our spirits together, like a forever unfolding story, we weave, carve and replenish the patterns of our ancestors’ work. Centering storytelling as a way of being together, to learn and understand from each other as we collectively work towards an Indigenous future.”
— Moorina Bonini & Tyson Campbell, 2020
TCB & Mulana aim to progress aspects of their joint programming with the support of the Moreland Arts Flourish Grant. Mulana will allocate two half-year programs for two Indigenous artists to research within TCB and the local communities that inform Mulana. Artists will receive:
- Studio at TCB rent free for several months
- $1,000 artist fee
- Materials fee and financial support for associated costs
- Assistance in exhibiting with TCB or working towards a public outcome
- Mentorships will help artists develop physical artistic outcomes through rigorous artistic exploration and the exchange of ideas within a supportive creative community
To apply for the second residency you must be a Moreland resident or residing on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung country.
- Emerging artists are encouraged to apply
- Artists residing in Moreland are encouraged to apply
- Provide a 200 – 300 word (max) description of your artistic practice and/or plans for the residency (dot points will be accepted). Alternatively submit a 2 minute (max) video introduction.
- Supply 5 images of your work
- Email your application to : email@example.com
Please note all applications will be assessed by First Nations artists who have a history of involvement with TCB. For any enquiries or requests for assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Program EOI opening date: 9am the 20th December 2021
Program EOI closing date: Midnight the 14th January 2022
Announcement: Friday the 21st January 2022
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
- – Acknowledge Mulana, TCB and Arts Moreland and Moreland City Council by using logos on all promotional material relating to the activity with the accompanying text ‘This event has been proudly supported by Mulana, TCB and Moreland City Council’.
- – Obtain any relevant legal permissions with regards to copyright and intellectual property rights.
- – Adhere to any State Government and Commonwealth Government public health measures and restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, in place at the time of the event or project.
FIRST NATIONS ARTIST RESIDENCY is supported by Moreland City Council through Arts Moreland.Like the Arts Moreland Facebook page and subscribe to the Arts Moreland e-newsletter to learn more about the many opportunities available for local artists.