The aim of the Kimbriki Artist Residency Program is to support local artists to develop their professional practice and to contribute to the cultural life of the Northern Beaches.
Please note the Artist Residency Program is currently fully booked. Email the creative team and register to be notified for the next round of applications.
Megan Robert - Artist in Residence: Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre
"It's such an exciting opportunity to be given the artist residency at Kimbriki. Found objects are materials I love to use in my art practice as they already come loaded with history, purpose and meaning.
I like to rewrite their script and give them a new life in a different way with a new meaning and purpose. It's going to be fun, challenging and a meaningful experience for me as an artist as the message of recycling is reinforced." Megan Robert
Previous Resident Artists
Nadya E Anderson - November 2015 to April 2016
Nadya is a treasure hunter, beachcomber and bower bird. A sculptor, designer of objects, costumes, environments/spaces and visuals. Art, Music and Dance are her soul food.
"As ‘Artist in Residence’ at Kimbriki, I have entered a world of discarded materials and objects that constantly stimulate my imagination. I am surprised by the useful and often beautiful things people throw away, and love the challenge involved in re-interpreting and re-purposing these discarded objects and materials, to give them a new life by transforming them into works of Art. As an environmentalist my aim is to re-use existing materials to prolong their useful life, preserving the energy spent on their manufacture by keeping them in circulation, all-be-it in another form. I make objects that I hope will find their way into peoples homes, for them to enjoy as part of their everyday living experience." Nadya E Anderson
Leesa Knights - May to October 2015
Leesa set up shop at Kimbriki for a six month stint producing works from materials the rest of us throw out. Leesa Knights from Allambie Heights is a graduate of Winchester School of Art, Winchester, UK. Her past exhibitions include ‘Sculptures on the Deck’ at Angel Café and she received an honourable mention at the Waste to Art at Warringah Art Prize in 2012, which she has entered every year since 2009. Her work includes sculptures from found objects as diverse as; timber, plastic and toys.
“I am thrilled to accept the Kimbriki Artist Residency and plan to use this opportunity to develop my art practice further. Waste to Art can be both challenging and rewarding. It can also be viewed as an educational tool to highlight important issues surrounding sustainability.” Leesa Knights