2018 Artist-in-Residence

The annual Artist-in-Residence program connects Visual Arts at PLC Sydney with industry practitioners.

To date, the College has welcomed artists such as Mirra Whale, Tim Allen, Terri Butterworth, My Le Thi, Alex Fensham, Neil Evans, Jan Williamson, Philip Hannaford, Steve Tyerman, Patrick Shirvington, Rachel Fairfax, Peter Gardiner and Becky Gibson on Year 11 Visual Arts Camp at Bundanon; each inspirational in sharing their art practice and approaches to depicting the Australian landscape.

The College also hosts guest artists and designers through exhibitions in the Adelaide Perry Gallery and/or floor talks or workshops for students of Visual Arts and Technological and Applied Studies. Artists and designers involved have included Mona Ryder, Sallie Moffatt, Angus Neveson, Phillippa Carnemolla, Lisa Jones, Lucy and Barry McCann and Julie Rrap.


PLC Sydney welcomes Nicole Kelly as Artist-in-Residence in the Visual Arts Faculty.

Nicole joined Year 11 Visual Arts students during a 3 day art camp in April at The Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre at Riversdale on the Shoalhaven River near Nowra. Sha was awarded the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship in 2009 and has been a finalist in major art awards including the Wynne Prize, Redlands Art Award and the Portia Geach Memorial Award. In 2015 Nicole undertook the the Bundanon Trust Artist Residency and in 2017 the NG Art Creative Residency France.

During Term 2 Nicole continues her residency at PLC Sydney, based in The Croydon Visual Arts studios, alongside Year 11 Visual Arts students working toward their exhibition Riversdale Dreaming at Adelaide Perry Gallery.

The annual Riversdale Dreaming exhibition at Adelaide Perry Gallery showcases the works produced by the artist and Year 11 Visual Arts students during this period and opens at 7.00 pm Wednesday 30 May, continuing weekdays 8.30 am – 4.00 pm until 21 June.

Click here to read about some of our Previous Years" Artists-in-Residences
  • 2017 Mirra Whale 
  • 2016 Louisa Chircop
  • 2015 Evan Salmon
  • 2014 Becky Gibson
  • 2013 Peter Gardiner
  • 2012 Rachel Fairfax

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