Edenhope Artist Residency

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Founded 2018
Edenhope, Australia


Edenhope Artist Residency is a local artist-run small business in Edenhope, Victoria, Australia. The residency program is open to all types of artists looking for time and space to work on their own projects in an open-plan studio space. Each artist gets a private bedroom in a house attached to the studio shared only with the other residency participants. EAR aims to engage international and local Australian artists interested in experiencing a new location with stays of between 1 and 3 months and we offer premium creative facilities including a printing press, 2 x 3D printers, large format Epson printer, access to kiln, and a heavy duty sewing machine. The goal of EAR is to provide a positive and productive location for artists from all over the world to come and stay and create new work and networks. Artists in residence are invited to participate in an artist talk / presentation once a month which are private but occasionally community members may be invited to.

Local Information

Edenhope is a small town with daily conveniences such as a supermarket (with hardware & haberdashery), post office, pharmacy and a pub and cafe/bakery. There is also a medical centre, hospital, variety of churches, motel with restaurant, local community art gallery, opp shop, antique shop, and the southern hemisphere's only Dachshund Museum! There is a strong arts presence in the wider area with both nearest major towns home to regional galleries, a number of arts festivals and the nearby Silo Arts Trail. Group trips and tours can be arranged to visit local hiking spots, geological sites, galleries and places of interest, and larger towns for shopping. With natural scenery, farmland and key geographical sites of interest in all directions including the World Heritage Listed Naracoorte Caves, Bailey’s Rocks, Mt Arapiles (known for its world class mountain climbing), Little Desert National Park, and the Coonawarra Wine Region nearby. A number of exciting and inspiring locations are

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