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The Arts Factory is proud to offer for the first time three artists and/or writers a 4-week self-directed studio residency in March 2016. In addition to offering access to space, the studio residency is designed to assist in producing work for The Arts Factory Closing Party and/or the inaugural installment of the Rose Quartz Festival.



The Arts Factory
456 Macquarie Street
South Hobart



19.02 (midnight) application deadline
21.02 artists announced
22.02 - 21.03 4 week residency

25.03 The Arts Factory Closing Party

01.04 - 02.04 Rose Quartz Festival


Who this is suitable for:


Studio Spaces are 4 x 4m, and include basic utilities, NBN, 24hour access and liability insurance.




About The Arts Factory Closing Party

The Arts Factory is a non-for-profit artist run initiative that has been occupying a warehouse in South Hobart for the past two years. On the 1st of April, our lease will be coming to an end, but before this happens we will be throwing one last event of art and music on the 25.03.


About Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is an independent Music & Arts festival at Tasmania’s iconic Lake Pedder. Located 2.5 hours from Hobart, April 1st and 2nd 2016. The name Rose Quartz is a tip to the original Lake Pedder quartz beach with its pink hue.


Rose Quartz is a move towards a smaller niche focused experience with the emphasis on quality & community. With only 500 people it’s a highly intimate weekend away.

Art Inspiration

Artists are expected to respond to the below-mentioned location as well as J.G. Ballard quote:


A sensory escape to the wilderness of Tasmania. Three days and two wild nights. Nature, scenery, isolation. On the shores of the vast Lake Pedder. Dancing, dreaming of a submerged crystalline beach.


"Enter an endless subterranean cavern, where jeweled rocks loom out of the spectral gloom like marine plants, the sprays of glass forming white fountains. An immense multi-colored bird erupts from a bough over your head, flying off with a wild screech, aureoles of light cascading from its red and yellow wings. At last the storm subsided, and a pale light filtered through the stained-glass canopy. Again, the forest was a place of rainbows, a deep, iridescent light glowing from within.”

Adapted from ~ J.G. Ballard ~ The Crystal Word.


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