Raglan’s Cottage Artist Residency

Artists from all visual and performing arts disciplines are invited to apply for the Raglan’s Cottage Artist Residency program.

The Raglan’s Cottage Artist Residency program will prioritise applications evidencing a commitment to contemporary practice, with Melton City Council intent on providing a platform for artists to have the time and space they require to expand their practice and experiment with new concepts and techniques.

Successful artists will also agree to actively engage with the Melton community, either throughout their residency as a core component of the creation of their work, or by providing open studio/artist talk/workshop sessions.

Opportunities to present final works resulting from a Raglan’s Cottage Artist Residency, be it an exhibition or performance, will be facilitated in available Council facilities or public spaces (where possible).

Successful artists will be provided the Raglan’s Cottage studio space at no cost for a period of up to 3 months.
The Cottage features:

  • three sizeable rooms which are heated and air conditioned
  • a kitchenette with working bar fridge
  • on-site rest room
  • picturesque cottage veranda facing High Street, the main street running through Melton
  • a limited supply of chairs, tables, easels, and artwork plinths

All profits earned through artwork sales or program attendance associated with a Raglan’s Cottage Artist Residency will go directly to the artist. Melton City Council will provide assistance in managing program bookings and marketing events associated with a Raglan’s Cottage Artist Residency through established email groups and online platforms.

For full conditions, please download the application form(PDF, 10MB) and read the Conditions of Application.

Applications for the Raglan’s Cottage Artist Residency will be accepted year-round.

Current Artist in Residence at Raglan’s Cottage

H N Art Décor presents
Waldemir Santos
Exhibition Dates:
Friday 23 June – Sunday 20 August 2017
Opening Hours: Thursday – Friday: 1 – 4 pm | Saturday: 12 – 4 pm | Sunday: 11 am – 1 pm

Hailing from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Waldemir Santos is a self-taught artist with over 40 years’ experience. Currently working with acrylics and oils on canvas, he paints both abstracts and landscapes with an intent to express the world he both sees and experiences. Santos has exhibited his works in dozens of galleries across Brazil and has sold many works through auctions, including in New York and Italy.

As part of his exhibition at Raglan's Cottage, running from 23 June to 20 August 2017, Santos will host a series of live facebook artist talks, while community and cultural groups are also encouraged to visit the exhibition and enjoy an afternoon tea on Thursday and Friday afternoons by prior arrangement. To find out more or RSVP for either an artist talk or afternoon tea, contact H N Art Décor on 0414 410 762.