CHUNKY MOVE X WAG: Artist in Residence Program

Daniel Newell
Thursday, 23 June 2022 to Sunday, 3 July 2022
George Lance Gallery

The CHUNKY MOVE X WAG Artist in Residence Program continues in 2022 with Daniel Newell (Dandrogyny). The residency provides guest artists with time and space to conduct research, develop work and creatively explore new ideas that respond to and promote the rich culture and heritage of South West Victoria, at the same time presenting opportunities for the local community to engage with and participate in diverse contemporary artistic practices.

Artists are encouraged to reflect on ideas and rationales for a project or research specific to the context of place. We also encourage artists with a project or idea that is already in train and would benefit from a concentrated research period in two distinct locations to apply. Artists whose practice engages with local community or has a specific desire to engage with the Warrnambool community are also encouraged to apply.

In consultation with the curatorial staff at WAG, the resident artist will be asked to develop a minimum of one public engagement outcome in Warrnambool as part of the residency. This may take the form of an artist talk, public showing, performance or community workshop, or any combination of these.

Residency Dates

Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) 23 June – 3 July 2022
Chunky Move from 4 – 8 July 2022.
*Please note, these dates are non-negotiable.

What’s on offer

The selected artist receives $4,500 artist fee and $500 materials budget, in-kind studio space, accommodation, travel reimbursement and per diems

Artists will be required to provide their own personal accident and injury insurance.

Who can apply

The opportunity is open to individual artists with a demonstrated commitment to choreographic research or performance practice.

Artists must be based in Victoria and have a minimum of three years professional experience.


Applications open Monday 28 February and close 5pm, Monday 14 March, and are reviewed by Chunky Move Artistic Director, Antony Hamilton, Warrnambool Art Gallery Curator, Aaron Bradbrook and guest peer assessor, Amrita Hepi.

For more information and to apply, head to the application form.

2019: Rosalind Crisp
2021: Atlanta Eke

Read about their residencies here

Atlanta Eke and RDYSTDY, Path to Field (film still), 2021, digital video. Image courtesy of the artists.