For the 2023 program, we had an overwhelming number of applications to our Police Point Artist in Residence Program. We thank everyone for the time taken to complete an application. The number of submissions highlights how important these programs are to our creative community. If you were not successful, please do not be discouraged from applying next year. We had many great applications this year and were delighted to see the interest in the program, but also the diversity in the applications. We cannot disclose the members of the selection panel, but due to the number of visual artists that applied, longlisted applications were referred for shortlisting to the Curator at Bundanon, which arguably has the most well-respected Artist in Residence program in Australia.

We are also pleased to announce that five of the 26 successful artists are local creatives from the Mornington Peninsula. We have a strong commitment to supporting local creatives and are thrilled to welcome five into the program this year. All residents this year will be conducting a community engagement activity to share their expertise with the local community. Keep an eye out on our Arts and Culture Instagram @mornpenartsandculture and our newsletter for all the fabulous programs to come this year.

Congratulations to all successful applicants! We look forward to working with all the wonderful creatives in the program this year.

Successful applicants

  • Zoe Bastin
  • Dale Collier
  • Tamar Dolev
  • Aileen Duke (local)
  • Erin Daniell
  • Sam Elkin
  • Caroline Furque
  • Sue Garrard
  • Kari Henriksen
  • Natasha Johns-Messenger
  • Linda Judge
  • Nicole Kelly
  • Clare McCracken
  • Suzie Mezei (Mayor’s Short Story Writing Awards Winner) (local)
  • Carolyn Nicholson (local)
  • Kylie Orr
  • Catriona Pollard
  • John Robinson
  • Benjamin Sheppard
  • Lucas Smith
  • Miriam Webster
  • Stewart Westle (local)
  • Daniel Williams
  • Tim Wilson
  • Svenja XX
  • Suzie Yaghmoor (local)