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Artist in Residence

Applications for the Georges River Artist in Residence Program 2021-2022 are now closed.

The Georges River Artist in Residence program offers artists a unique location to explore, interpret and experiment with their artistic practice, while enhancing the cultural profile of the Georges River area. The program is designed to allow artists the space and time to explore new ideas, and to create new works. Artists will also have the opportunity to engage with the Georges River community through workshops and exhibitions.

The Carss Park Artist's Cottage, in the former Ranger's house, provides a studio and accommodation for one artist and is located in a picturesque bush park setting on the Georges River. Residencies of up to three months are available to local, regional and international artists across a wide range of art forms. This is a self-funded residency creating opportunities for artists' professional development, and to contribute to Georges River Council's collection and cultural programs.

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Current artist in residence

Keila Terencio (NSW)
2 – 28 March
Keila Terencio is a Sydney based artist, born and raised in Brazil. She is curious about ways of storytelling; in her practice she explores physical theatre, aerial dance, puppetry and movement, with a particular interest in subjects related to culture, languages and identity that unite people and societies. Keila holds a Performing Arts degree with UFPR (Brazil) and has been constantly training and researching new approaches of artistic expression. During her residency, Keila plans to create a collaborative work with artist/photographer, Emilio Cresciani. 

Her works have been programmed at SSI’s New Beginnings Festival 2018 and 2019, Scratch Art Space as part of Inner West EDGE, 107 Project’s Creative Program, Canberra’s Beyond Festival and Creative Conversations at Annandale Art Centre. 

Congratulations to the successful artists selected for the Georges River Artist in Residence Program 2021 - 2022

Future artists in residence



Louisa Chircop
30 March – 26 April

Born in Sydney, Chircop holds an Associate Diploma in Fine Arts from St George TAFE and was awarded the NSW State Commission medal for fine arts. She has won the Basil Muriel and Hooper Scholarship AGNSW. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Class I and a Master of Fine Arts Research degree in painting both from the College of Fine Arts UNSW assisted by an Australian Post Graduate Award Scholarship.

Sandra Winkworth (NSW)
28 April – 20 June
Sandra is a Sydney based visual artist who finds inspiration from everyday found materials which she then combines with watercolours and traditional printmaking to form temporary DIY installations, collages, assemblages and book art.
Image: Sandra Winkworth, ‘At home’.

Lissa-Jane de Sailles (NSW)
29 June – 22 August
Lissa-Jane de Sailles is a basket maker and fibre sculptor based in Nowra, NSW. She has completed a Bachelor of Arts in History and English Literature at the University of Wollongong and discovered a passion for traditional and contemporary basketry. Lissa-Jane now divides her time by teaching, making and furthering her skills with a number of internationally renowned master basket makers.
Image: South Coast Registry



Liz Walker
31 August – 26 September

Walker’s work investigates contemporary social and environmental concerns by collecting, repurposing and extending the material possibilities of natural ephemera, found detritus and recycled domestic.

Liz uses an extensive range of resources gathered from around the inner city and rural sites to construct sculpture, assemblage, installations and ephemeral site specific responses to people, time and place. 

In recent years community engagement through creative workshops and collaborative project delivery has become increasingly important to her practice and development as an artist.