The Arthouse Residency in Old Goulburn City

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Arthouse Residency is for artists to experience time to make work away from the usual commitments of home. The residency provides opportunities to exhibit your work and to take, or take part in workshops. Please see facebook link for more information:

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The Arthouse Residency is situated in Australia´s oldest inland city, Goulburn NSW. The residency is located in the old centre of Goulburn and is comprised of accommodation in a 1880’s building with 2 studios on the property and a 1920’s miner’s cottage and studio close by.

The residency accommodation and studios are within walking distance to galleries, cafes and the train station.

There is a 3 bedroom apartment on the second floor of a character building with two studios on site and a three bedroom house with large studio and etching press on the second floor all within walking distance of each other.

The residency provides an opportunity for time-out to work uninterrupted on your own project as well as the possibilities presented for ‘en plein air’ drawing and painting in the urban and rural landscapes of this area.

The Residency Program consists of between 1 - 3 month residencies. Longer periods by negotiation. Residency are general 28 days in length beginning on the 1st of each month. Artists will be allocated a bedroom and an art studio at the Arthouse Apartment location. When there are three artists in residence the large studio at the Arthouse will be available. There will be up to three artists-in- residence at the Arthouse Apartment at any one time. You can book the whole apartment if you will be attending with your family, or you are collaborating with other artists.

The selection process involves completing and returning an application form which will be emailed to you upon request. The selection team consists of Helen Stephens Gallery Director, the Arthouse Residency director, Lynne Flemons and another local artist or writer depending on the artist’s art form. Wifi is available.

There are opportunities to run workshops and exhibit your work. Please indicate on the application form if you would like to do either of these.
Location: The residency is located 2 blocks from the city centre so you can walk everywhere, including to the train station.

Two of the studios are 3.5 m x 6 m and the other studio is 7 x 9m. The program is committed to the use of non-toxic materials in the larger studio thus it is not suitable for oil based paints and inks.
Please see link for further details photos of the accomodation:

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Ceramics
  • Literature
  • Printmaking
Type of organisation
  • Other

Independent artist´s program

Residency conditions

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


Companions allowed
  • Partners
Grants available

Currently there are no grants available. You may look into grants in your own country, and we can offer a letter of support.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Exhibition at end of Residency

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
  • Computer
  • Printmaking Facilities
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Shared Apartment
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

By train from Central Station Sydney:

By train from Central (booked services)

By train from Canberra:

By plane

Arrivals at Sydney Airport - catch a train to Goulburn directly from the airport, may need to change at Campbelltown.

Arrivals at Canberra Airport - catch a train or bus to Goulburn.

By car

Goulburn is reached via major highways between Canberra and Sydney.

Nearest airport

Canberra 1 hour, Sydney 2 hours

Contact information

The Arthouse Residency in Old Goulburn City
226 Cowper St,
2580 Goulburn

Phone: +61424966658

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