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Tate Adams Memorial Residency at Baldessin Studio

This residency allows an artist to create a limited edition or unique state artist’s book. You’ll use research material from the Library and the studio facilities at Baldessin.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

You can take the residency at any time within 2024–25, depending on your project and research plans.

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.

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

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About Tate Adams & Baldessin Studio

Tate Adams AM (1922–2018) started the artist print department at RMIT in 1960 and championed printmaking in Australia. His students included George Baldessin.

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).

Previous recipients

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

  • 2022: Zo Damage with the project NoteWorthy which used film and cameraless photography to depict Melbourne live music creative hubs impacted by the pandemic.
  • 2019: August Carpenter with the artist's book Terra Incognita which takes the physical form of a series of large-scale monoprints depicting the rapidly changing horizon lines of glacial landscapes in the Antarctic ice shelf.