Artists pay a weekly rent (please check the website for current rates)
Applicants for the program are required to demonstrate a relationship between their work and the Cataract Gorge Reserve and/or the cottage.
Interested artists are invited to provide a written application to the Council's Parks and Recreation Department, providing your full contact details, demonstrating how you fulfil the required criteria and nominating your preffered dates. Applications can be sent by email to [email protected] or posted to:
Artist in Residence Program
Parks and Recreation Department
Launceston City Council
PO Box 396
LAUNCESTON TAS 7250
The Artist in Residence Program is offered by Launceston City Council to artists from any recognised art form including, but not limited to, painting, music, dance, sculpture or writing. The program offers the opportunity to stay at, and be inspired by, the Kings Bridge Cottage at Launceston's Cataract Gorge Reserve. A residency at the Kings Bridge Cottage is available all year round.
Kings Bridge Cottage is nestled on the edge of a 200 million year old dolerite cliff, overlooking the South Esk River. The cottage was built in the 1890s to house the gatekeeper for the Reserve. The cottage is perched at the entrance to the magnificent Cataract Gorge and reserve, within easy walking distance to the centre of Launceston City. Launceston is located on the beautiful Tamar River in northern Tasmania. It’s the third oldest city in Australia and has retained much of it stunning architectural heritage.
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