Garth Prentice STA AiR at the Crisp Galleries

11 – 24 March 2024

Garth Prentice is a musician, songwriter and the Contemporary Music Manager at the Hume Conservatorium in Goulburn. He is the recipient of the Artist in Residency program for 2024 at the Crisp Galleries. In his two-week residency, Garth will be writing blues compositions for his upcoming album. These compositions will be brought to life by local musicians, and recorded locally, showcasing the wide range of talent in the Hume area. Don’t miss out on this one off and very special performance.

While in residence Garth will be inspired by the fabulous setting at The Crisp Galleries to write a Blues Album. Spending time listening, transcribing, researching, writing and arranging. The plan is to record and release the album later this year.

Using the unique location Garth will produce a series of filmed acoustic recordings that will be later shared online. Exepect some cool video clips of garth making music in Bowning.

Looking Out My Back Door” with Garth Prentice
Saturday 23 March, 2pm – 4pm

Garth Prentice, in collaboration with many talented artists from both Goulburn and the Yass Valley, performs in celebration of his residency at the Crisp Galleries with a concert event you won’t want to miss.
Expect tunes from the catalogues of Bill Withers, Cold Chisel, Garth Brooks, a bunch of Aussie singalongs and a smattering of Garth’s original compositions.

Join us and enjoy a relaxed afternoon of powerful music with beautiful surroundings. GET TIX $15 adults / kids& Youth (15yrs&under) FREE 

The STA AiR program at the Crisp Galleries is supported by the NSW Government through the Restart Program. 

Southern Tablelands Arts Artist-in-Residence (STA AiR) 

General Guidelines  I  Past AiRs 

The STA AiR project is an ongoing commitment to offer residences for Artists to be inspired by the STA Region. Our home is full of extraordinary places, people and opportunities with unlimited potential for Artists to be inspired and get creative.

STA aim to offer at least one residency oppotunity each year (subject to funding). 

The STA AiR program  is open to all professional Artists from all disciplines, individually or in groups who live within the STA Region*. The program embraces Visual Artists, Performers, Writers, Musicians and multi-disciplinary practises and supports new work, research and collaborations inspired by the host venue and location.

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*The STA region is made up of our seven contributing local government areas of; Goulburn Mulwaree, Hilltops, Queanbeyan-Palerang, Upper Lachlan Shire, Wingecarribee Shire, Wollondilly Shire and Yass Valley.

STA have compiled a list of creative residency programs and opportunities from across the state, nation and globe. Find an AiR to suit you.

Completed  STA AiR projects at partner venues

STA are proud to to have delivered the following Artist in Residence programs with our partner venues across the STA region.

Lisa Stevenson at the Queanbeyan Hive
9-21 January 2023

James Voller & Joel Zika at the NSW Rail Museum 
4 – 17 Jul 2022
Thirlmere, Wollondilly

Devon Vince Leggo at Retford Park
20 Apr–  4 May 2022 
Bowral, Wingecarribee

Vonne Patiag at Southern Cross Cinema 
21 Feb – 7 Mar 2022
Young, Hilltops

Sally Kidall at Shaw Wines 
22 Nov  –  5 Dec 2021
Murrumbateman, Yass Valley

Jacqueline McBeath with Goulburn Regional Art Gallery 
9 – 22 Nov 2021
Goulburn Mulwaree & Upper Lachlan

STA AiR General Guidelines

Guidelines for the STA Artist in Residence program. Further information can be gained by contacting STA.  
(EOIs are currently closed.  The following information is listed to support Artists to be aware of how the program works)

  • STA AiRs are self directed and may include optional public programs as proposed by the Artist.
  • Artists are asked to consider the unique qualities of the host venue and place and consider how the location supports their practice and/or project.
  • Artists will be responsible for their own travel to, during and from the residency. 
  • The residency location is in regional NSW and public transport options are limited. Transport and transfers are the responsibility of the Artist/s and as such STA recommend use of a private or hire vehicle is an important consideration.
  • Studio/workspace is provided at the host venue during the residency 
  • The Artists/s will be self directed during the residency with access to connect to STA staff for support as needed.
  • The STA region experiences extremes in temperature. Hot in Summer and Cold in Winter. Artists are advised to pack for all weather possibilities. 

Who can Apply

The STA AiR program  is open to all professional Artists from all disciplines, individually or in groups who live in one of the  seven contributing council areas* that make up the STA region. The program supports new work, research and collaborations inspired by the host venue and location. 

When Applying for an STA AiR – How to Apply

When  there is an open EOI online the application form will ask the following:

Personal Information

Name, contact details, Identity information. 


Residency will have set dates for attendance


Your current work

Include links to current projects and bodies of work. 

Professional development

How do you feel this residency will improve your practice. 


Outline what you hope to achieve during your residency.

Public Liability Insurance

Artists will be required to have current public liability insurance. If you need advice on obtaining this you can contact us

ArtsLaw has a  comprehensive Insurance information page for the Creative Sector, including a of Insurance providers.


upload or link to current cv and bodies of work. 

Optional: workshop, public event or performance 

Can be a open studio, workshop or performance as proposed by the Artist/s.

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