Sunsiz Media - Lightning Ridge Residency

General information

Brief description of residency program

The Lightning Ridge Residency was a miners camp rendered in ironstone circa 1980. Ironstone was used as a building material in Lightning Ridge, NSW Australia. Examples of this stone work can be seen at tourist attractions such as Amigo┬┤s Castle and the The Ridge Castle in the Red Car Door district.

The Residency is located in the Opal Fields. The interior is open plan with two open bedrooms and a bathroom. One bedroom is a double with desk, and the other has one bunk bed and a single bed. The Residency will comfortably sleep 4 people.

The Studio is located outside and was converted from an outdoor dining room. The room is approx 3m x 3m and has mesh as windows which creates ideal ventilation for painting and drying.

The Residency is "off the grid" and utilises solar energy for powering electricity, gas for cooking and hot water. Water is supplied from two onsite tanks.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Film Making

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Cabin/House
Contact information

Sunsiz Media - Lightning Ridge Residency
2 Vesta Close
2261 Chittaway Point

Phone: +61 0408 413 751

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