‘Space to Create’ at Lionel Bowen Library Seeks Resident Creatives in Maroubra

‘Space to Create,’ a new space for the local creative community at the Lionel Bowen Library in Maroubra is now accepting expressions of interest from creatives who want to apply for a six-month residency in 2023.

The office space on the third floor of Bowen Library has been activated to provide eight artists with a six-month residency, for a nominal weekly fee and bond, with the potential to extend to 12 months. Fees and other charges will be confirmed before the end of 2022.

“Space to Create” is located adjacent to the library’s maker space (The Third Space), recording studio (The Studio Space) and meeting rooms for hire. At this space, resident writers and creatives will be provided access to the library’s extensive collection of books and materials, including maps and photographs, as well as an opportunity to showcase their work and provide talks or workshops about their work at the end of their residency.

Randwick Mayor Dylan Parker said that the space will provide artists with a space to create and that it not only supports individual expression but also enriches our community, with the hope that some of the work will adorn the community.”

Randwick City Council is now seeking expressions of interest for its opening residency from local writers and creatives across different art forms including digital art, fashion, calligraphy, collage, crafts, drawing, décollage, graphic art, installation art, jewellery, mixed media, painting, mosaics, textile art, film, video, and video games.

Those who wish to submit their expression of interest for the opening residency may check out this page for more information and a link to the EOI form. 

EOIs close Monday 14 November 2022 and the outcome of the application will be sent in writing by early December 2022.