RAH and Hampstead 2019 Artists in Residence – applications open

Jane Skeer, Substituted, 2018, overproduced plastic water spray bottles, dimensions variable (installation detail) 2018 RAH Artist in Residence, photo Grant Hancock

Submitting a Proposal to the Centre for Creative Health Artist in Residence Programs; Royal Adelaide Hospital and NEW Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre residency

In association with the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, the Centre for Creative Health (CCH) is inviting proposals for participation in two Artist-in-Residence programs in 2019 from South Australian artists or groups of artists for up to six months. One based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and the other at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre (HRC).

Proposals for the residency at the RAH should include an expected outcome of wall based artworks inspired by time spent working with patients living with dementia, to be exhibited in the RAH’s Community Gallery during SALA in 2019.

Proposals for the HRC should include an expected outcome of either wall based and/or sculptural works inspired by time spent working with patients undertaking rehabilitation for physical and neurological injury, to be displayed in the HRC’s public galleries (wall based) and/or the grounds surrounding the diversional art ‘Shed’ (sculptural works) during SALA in 2019.

All outcomes must be suitable for display in public areas where incidental viewing will occur.

Proposals need to include the following:

1. A current CV for each participating artist

2. A selection of images of previous work with detailed information

3. An outline of the intended residency project (media, concept, possible activities, potential outcomes)

4. The intended timeframe, and

5. An indication of space and display requirements.


The Residencies will be coordinated by CCH, who will facilitate all practical and organisational aspects of the Residency. Successful participants will receive office support, as well as facilitated access to selected public spaces in the hospital. There is no designated studio space, but possibilities for work space and storage can be negotiated. Collaborations and the creation of work in public spaces will be encouraged. Participants will have the opportunity to observe and interact with RAH staff, patients and visitors under the guidance of CCH.

CCH will require successful participants to complete all the necessary screening and staff orientation procedures.

Residencies are considered according to proposal strength and innovation, relationship to the hospital and its activities and/or specific infrastructure and space requirements.

Artist Fee – selected individual artists or artist teams will be paid a total fee of $2,000 (ex GST) plus $1,000 towards materials. $2,000 will be paid upon signing the MOI to assist artists with materials and expenses with the final payment of $1,000 being issued on completion of the project.

For more information about the Royal Adelaide hospital go to https://www.rah.sa.gov.au/ and Centre for Creative Health https://www.creativehealth.org.au/


Please submit proposals by 5pm on 31 January 2019 via email, preferably with a link to a Dropbox, to: [email protected] or post to: Fiona Borthwick, Senior Curator, Centre for Creative Health (3D443), RAH, Port Road, Adelaide, 5000

The successful applicant(s) will be informed by 8 February 2019.



About the Centre for Creative Health at Royal Adelaide Hospital

The Centre for Creative Health at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) enhances the hospital environment and patient experience by driving best practice arts in health programs.

The Centre for Creative Health aims to improve the quality and experience of healthcare through art and design in a health-focused built environment.

The Centre is an affiliate of The Hospital Research Foundation.

Clinical evidence suggests art programs, public art and surrounding environments have the ability to improve patients’ health and wellbeing.

CCH incorporates visual, sound and performance art in a range of settings across the hospital precinct.

In addition, the Centre works across the biomedical precinct to create cross-disciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations, positioning South Australia as a research leader in this field.

Current programs include:

Gallery Program – view the art works in the galleries on Level 3

Performance Program –listen to the music on Level 3

Artist in Residence– join an arts activity

Arts Collaborations – learn more about special arts projects


For further information, please phone (08) 7074 1434 or visit www.creativehealth.org.au


Image: Jane Skeer, Substituted, 2018, overproduced plastic water spray bottles, dimensions variable (installation detail) 2018 RAH Artist in Residence, photo Grant Hancock