Artist-in-Residence Applications Now Open
Clifford Gouldson Lawyers is now seeking applications from local artists for the second year of its highly regarded Artist-in-Residence Program.
After a successful inaugural program in 2013 the firm will again offer one local artist the opportunity to work with and develop a profile with the Toowoomba business community.
For the successful artist the program offers a workspace within Clifford Gouldson’s office, a weekly stipend over 8 weeks, an end of residency launch event with the firm’s clients and contacts and an exhibition of the artist’s works at the Feather & Lawry Design Gallery.
Clifford Gouldson Director Danny Clifford said the inaugural Artist-in-Residence Program was a wonderful experience for everyone involved.
“As well as the opportunity this Program represents for the artist it also provides tremendous benefits to our staff and our clients and contacts,” he said.
“Working long hours in an office many business people have little or no contact with the many talented artists in the Toowoomba community.
“With this Program our team have gained an insight into how truly creative people work and had the chance to have a go at creating some artistic works themselves.”
The 2013 Clifford Gouldson Artist-in-Residence was local artist Maryika Welter.
Danny said, “Maryika did a great job of engaging our team and helping them experience the artistic creative process.
“I’m sure everyone in the office enjoyed the time they spent with Maryika and her commitment to working with us and connecting with the wider business community through the Program was greatly appreciated,” he said.
Maryika Welter said, “My time as Artist-in-Residence with Clifford Gouldson Lawyers was both challenging and rewarding.”
“The challenge was to work in an unfamiliar work space away from the normal studio setting and in someone else’s professional work space,” she said.
“The reward was stretching my comfort zone as well as stretching the comfort zone of the staff.
“I’d encourage other local artists to consider applying for the 2014 program by saying that the fear of the unknown is a great way to be challenged. Just jump in and do it.”
Applications for the Program close on 27 August 2014.
Information on how to apply can be found on the Artist-in-Residence page of our website.