Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat

General information

Brief description of organisation

Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat is much more than its beautifully restored, century-old stone homestead, located in the small agricultural town of Warooka on Southern Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. This majestic dwelling is ingrained with a prominent and inspiring history that continuously underpins the opportunity for guests to uniquely and creatively \'experience the past, explore the present and discover a future’.

With a vision to to establish Ballara as a ‘hub’ to encourage, inspire, nurture and celebrate creative expression, community involvement and initiatives, and cultural collaboration, Ballara currently features customised, art-focussed retreat experiences, one-day art workshops, children’s art classes during the school holidays, and an ambitious Artist Residency program in development.

Organisation founded in

2016

Brief description of residency program

Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat - Artist Residency Program is a program of short-term, intensive, ongoing (rolling) residential opportunities for Artists, Makers and Creative Thinkers of any and all disciplines, created to provide the time and space required to encourage, inspire, nurture and celebrate the creative process. The residence is a century-old 3-bedroom limestone homestead, with extensive surrounding gardens and grounds, and a detached 10m x 5m converted shed for studio space. It is located in the small agricultural town of Warooka on Southern Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.

The Artist Residency Program is open to artists across any and all disciplines - including, but not limited to: all visual and fine arts, music and composition, theatre and performing arts, dance, mixed media, writing, and filmmaking and/or screenwriting, as well as arts scholars, researchers, scientists, activists, educators and all creative thinkers - to commence, develop, continue or conclude a project, idea or concept. Time spent during the Residency is artist-led, with priority given to those applicants who express interest in working with and/or contributing to the local community through short-term projects and/or innovative ideas, or are willing to publicly share elements of their creative process during their stay and engage with the community.

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Any and all disciplines
Type of organisation
  • Part of a Hotel or Guest House

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time

4

Companions allowed
  • Other

Partners and children allowed on a case-by-case basis

Expenses paid by artist
  • Other

Travel to and from the residence, food, and all artistic materials/equipment.

Expectations of the artist
  • Other

Time spent during the Residency is artist-led, with priority given to those applicants who express interest in working with and/or contributing to the local community through short-term projects and/or innovative ideas, or are willing to publicly share elements of their creative process during their stay and engage with the community (eg. an open studio day). Participants are required to provide a short statement (one to two pages) upon conclusion of their residency stay, and are kindly asked to credit Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat - Artist Residency Program within publicity and advertising of any resulting artwork/s and/or public coverage of their project and/or experience.

Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Rural

Number of studios

1

Type and size of studios

Private Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space

How to reach

By plane

The closest international airport is Adelaide International Airport in Adelaide, South Australia. A car is essential for the journey to and from Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat.

By car

Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat is an approximately 3-hour drive from the closest metropolitan city of Adelaide, South Australia, and Adelaide International Airport.

Nearest airport

Adelaide International Airport

Contact information

Ballara Art & Lifestyle Retreat
56 Main Street
5577 Warooka
Australia

ballara@ballararetreat.com.au
www.ballararetreat.com.au

Phone: +61403463100

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