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Amor Residency at Baldessin Studio

The Amor Residency at Baldessin Studio is offered to a visual artist committed to their practice, wishing to explore and experiment with works on paper, in particular printmaking, using research material from the State Library.

The residency may take place at any time within 2023, according to the recipient’s project and research plans, and includes accommodation, printmaking tuition or technical support, materials or editioning to the sum of $5000.

The recipient also has access to a desk space in a shared office at State Library Victoria for 12 months (January – December 2022), access to collections and staff expertise.

Read our frequently asked questions and guidelines for more information.

About Rick Amor & Baldessin Studio

The 1971 bluestone Baldessin Studio is located in bushland 50 km from Melbourne and named in memory of its builder – artist, printmaker and sculptor George Baldessin (1939–78).

The Amor Residency at Baldessin Studio is generously supported by artist Rick Amor and the Baldessin Studio in St Andrews.

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and rules: Abstraction through newspaper design and historical networks, which investigated new purposes for seemingly outdated modes of traditional newspaper design.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.