Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre and Northern Beaches Council provide a nine month residency to create site-specific public artwork using resources that have been recovered from Kimbriki.

Visitors to Kimbriki will see many eye-catching artworks around the site. From giraffes to eagles and a large Mandala Wheel, these wonderful art pieces have been created by previous Artists in Residence.

The Kimbriki residency aims to support artists to develop their professional practice and to contribute to the cultural life of the region.

Two artists will receive free non-residential studio space at Kimbriki in Terrey Hills, plus a $3,000 allowance for materials.

New or emerging artists are invited to apply for this residency. Artists must be residents of the Northern Beaches Council. Find more details in theĀ  Kimbriki Artist in Residency Guidelines 2020

Applications for 2020 Kimbriki Artist Residency Program are now open. For more details, see the Northern Beaches Council website. Applications close 10 November.

Watch the video about the Artist in Residency Program at Kimbriki.


2019 Kimbriki Artists in Residence

Exhibition: Collage & Performance

Exhibition Dates: Thursday 3 to Sunday 13 October

For more details on the 2019 Exhibition, click here

Meet the 2019 Kimbriki Artists in Residence

Michelle Reed

Michelle Reed is an emerging mixed-media artist whose practice explores natural vegetation and repurposed materials. She explores history and memory through collecting natural materials such as seed pods, tree fronds and contrasting them with reclaimed paper-based materials such as letters, wallpapers, paper patterns and much more. The Kimbriki Artist in Residency will allow her to curate a body of work that explores new narratives using diverse reclaimed materials including plastics.

Sarah Schmelzer

Sarah Schmelzer is a recent National Art School graduate who specialises in metal sculpture. Her metal work focuses on figurative abstract shapes inspired by a combination of industrial rural Australia including the 1950s work of David Smith contrasted with 1990s sculptural movements in Sydney. Through gentle references and reflection her residency will be influenced by the history of Kimbriki as a landfill which was converted to a recycling facility in the 1990s.