Through its visual arts program, Artback NT developed an Emerging Artist in Residence initiative, open to Australian visual arts practitioners based in the Northern Territory. Based in Alice Springs, the residency enables the successful candidate to spend up to six weeks of dedicated studio time further developing their practice and processes and focusing on the creation of new works.
This program is made possible through the generous financial and in-kind support of the Northern Territory Government, Alice Springs Town Council, Charles Darwin University, Araluen Art Centre, Brian Tucker Accounting and Australia Council for the Arts.
Darwin based artist Linda Joy was Artback NT’s inaugural Emerging NT Artist in Residence in 2014. Linda is an arts educator and practicing visual artist. Visitors were able to see Linda in her work space and observe works in progress during open studio sessions, while dedicated studio time enabled her to create a body of work that was later exhibited.
You can read more about Linda’s artistic practice and inspirations in a Q&A she did with Artback NT.
Linda Joy, Wurre (Rainbow Valley), ink and wash on Archers, 560x760mm, 2014. Image courtesy of the artist.