Home > Get involved > Amor Residency at Baldessin Studio

Amor Residency at Baldessin Studio

This residency allows a visual artist to explore works on paper, in particular printmaking. You’ll use research material from the Library and the studio facilities at Baldessin Studio.

The residency includes:

$5000 funding, Baldessin Studio access, accommodation and support to the value of $5000

desk space at the Library for 12 months

access to collections and Library staff expertise.

Funding is based on approximately 1 month of work in the Library. This can be either continuous or broken up over the year, and you’ll have access to your office for the full 12 months. 

You will arrange the residency with Baldessin Studio at a time within 2024–25, depending on your project and research plans and studio availability.

Not all areas of Baldessin Studio are wheelchair accessible at this stage. Find out about accessibility at Baldessin Studio.

Apply now

About Rick Amor & Baldessin Studio

Built from bluestone in 1971, Baldessin Studio is 50 kilometres from Melbourne in the bushland of St Andrews. It’s named in memory of its builder: artist, printmaker and sculptor George Baldessin (1939–1978).

The Amor Residency at Baldessin Studio is generously supported by artist Rick Amor and Baldessin Studio.

Previous recipients

Explore our fellows gallery to learn more about the inspiring projects undertaken by past and present fellows.

  • 2022: Dr Ry Haskings with the project Boxes, bars and rules: Abstraction through newspaper design and historical networks, which investigated new purposes for seemingly outdated modes of traditional newspaper design.
  • 2019: Judith Martinez with the exhibition and artist's book Australis Grandiflora, a speculative historical narrative of fictional botanist Eleanor Nightingake and her quest to discover a mythical bloom.
  • 2018: Glen Skien with the etchings and artist's book Poetics of Ephemera which explored the Library's archives of ephemera resources such as letters, postcards, family photos, diaries and materials which exist within the margins of historically significant narratives.
  • 2017: Kyoko Imazu with the etchings and artist's book Following the Secret Hiding Spots - Exploring Childhood Memories and Imagination, which explored imagination and memories from her childhood in Japan and juxtaposed them with the Australian landscape.
  • 2016: Rosalind Atkins with the project Behind the big brick wall of Alphington Paper Mill, which explored the concept of relationship to place and the impact that developmental changes to her local environment will have on her art practice.