Artist In Residence
Artist in residence programs and other residency opportunities exist to invite all manner of creative people for a time and space away from their usual environment and obligations. They provide a time of reflection, research, presentation and/or production. They also allow an artist to explore their practice within another community; meeting new people, using new materials, experiencing life in a new location. Art residencies emphasize the importance of meaningful and multi-layered cultural exchange and immersion into another culture.
Lara Scolari embraces the artist in residence concept and has participated in the following residencies:
Dundullimal Homestead Residency
Believed to be the oldest slab house in Australia, Dundullimal and its sandstone stables are a living illustration of rural life on an isolated property.
Western Insitiute of TAFE – 1 year Residency
After completing her Diploma in Fine Arts Lara was invited to stay on for another year to participate and share her knowledge with current students.
Ashfield Artist in Residence Program – 6 months
The Artist in Residence (AIR) program has played an integral role of the Ashfield cultural community for more than 10 years with over 30 participating artists staying at the historic Thirning Villa in Pratten Park. Established in 2003, the first artist was Andrew Hull from Bourke in North West New South Wales. Andrew set the tone of the program with workshops for children and generous engagement with the community. Initially the program was for Australian artists only, but has since expanded to accept international artists as well.
Hunters Hill Studio Residency – 6 months
Perched on the edge of the Lane Cove River on the Great North Walk.