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

To date, the College has welcomed artists such as 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 Mirra Whale as 2017 Artist-in-Residence in the Visual Arts Faculty.

Mirra joined Year 11 Visual Arts students during a 3 day art camp at The Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre at Riversdale on the Shoalhaven River near Nowra. An Honours graduate of Fine Arts at the National Art School, Sydney, she has been selected several times as a Finalist the Archibald and Portia Geach prizes for portraiture. She has also been awarded several residencies at Hill End at Haefliger’s Cottage.

During Term 2 Mirra Whale 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 Thursday 25 May, continuing weekdays 8.30 am – 4.00 pm until 8 June.

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

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