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Tate Adams Memorial Residency at Baldessin Press & Studio

State Library Victoria, in partnership with the Baldessin Press, is offering a new artist's book residency as part of the annual fellowship program.

The Tate Adams Memorial Residency is offered to an artist to accomplish a limited edition or unique state artist's book, using research from State Library Victoria and the studio facilities at Baldessin Press & Studio.

The Baldessin Press can supply studio access, accommodation and assistance to facilitate the book project in many ways, to the sum of $5000 over the 12-month period.

The recipient also has the opportunity to participate in an event to present their project to the Library, the public and other supporters.

If you have specific questions about the Tate Adams Memorial Residency requirements or selection process, please contact us at

2020 program

We are pausing our Fellowships program in 2020 to look at how we can create more value for participants and the Victorian community, and greater alignment to the Library’s strategy.

We look forward to announcing details of a redesigned Fellowships program that will return in 2021.

About Tate Adams & Baldessin Press

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 Press & Studio is named in memory of artist, printmaker and sculptor George Baldessin (1939–78), who built the bluestone studio in 1971.