Tate Adams Memorial Residency at Baldessin Studio
The Tate Adams Memorial Residency is offered to a visual artist, committed to their practice, wishing to explore and experiment with works on paper, in particular printmaking for an artist book, 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 2023), access to collections and staff expertise.
About Tate Adams & Baldessin Studio
Tate Adams AM (1922–2018) established the artist print department at RMIT in 1960 and championed printmaking throughout Australia. His students included George Baldessin.
Situated in bushland 50 km from Melbourne in St Andrews, the Baldessin Studio is named in memory of artist, printmaker and sculptor George Baldessin (1939–78), who built the bluestone studio in 1971.
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.