March marked the beginning of the residency. All four artists were given keys and allocated studios. I instantly felt a sense that all was in alignment when I was shown my space downstairs that has a window looking out onto the street. This is the first time I've had a studio space to myself. I had been so used to working from home, having to unpack and pack away my "studio" each day from the dining room table, working amongst the chaos that can be family life with a young child. I anticipated having this studio would be life changing, not only because it would provide much needed making space but mind/thinking space. Successfully gaining the residency was also a huge affirmation and confidence boost. With my son happy in preschool during the week I have been able to develop a consistent daily practice. I am so looking forward to what is to come: workshops, open studio days and opportunities to connect creatively!
Read more about the Woollahra Artist in Residence program and about the 2018 artists here