Bruny Island Residency

General information

Brief description of organisation

Elizabeth Day is an artist who lives and works in Sydney.

Currently seeking institutional support for the program.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Completely self-organised and suitable for self-directed projects. Artists will have to funded themselves. This building is designed by award winning architect Drew Heath as a light box which sits in the peaceful bush back from the beach at Adventure Bay. The compact living/workspace space is ideal for intensive focus on a project for short or long term stays. Please contact for more information.

Visited by small kangaroos and very close to the South Bruny National Park where there are stunning walks to be had.

No courses, exhibiting requirements at this time. Bring your own food and necessary materials. Artists, writers, media artists, sound artists and composers can apply for this residency. I charge $200/week for stays of one month or over and $250 per week for shorter stays.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Writing, sound and computer based practice would be very suitable.
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Partners
Grants available

Artists will have to seek their own funding for the use of this space. Could be linked with various Australia Council funds. Especially projects with an environmental slant would be very suitable. I am currently working on developing institutional support.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
Expectations of the artist
  • Cleaning
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure


Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


RuralIt is on the outskirts of a small seaside town which has a general store

  • Internet Connection
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

Working language(s)
  • English

How to reach

By plane

Fly to Hobart. Drive one hour (including a ferry trip) to Adventure Bay

By car

This studio can also be reached by bus (contact Bruny Cruises. It is a tourist trip for $35.00 and a good option if you don´t want to hire a car for the duration of a long residency. Bruny Island is about one hour from Hobart which is reached by plane from Melbourne or Sydney if you are travelling from overseas. A car ferry can be taken at Kettering. This ferry runs roughly every hour. Adventure Bay is about half an hour from the ferry.

Great places to drive to on the Island (takes 90 minutes from one end to the other). Can also catch a boat from Hobart directly to Adventure Bay

Nearest airport


Contact information

Bruny Island Residency
Adventure Bay, Bruny Island, Tasmania

Phone: 0410607954
Fax: n/a

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